The brain joined the short list of human tissues with abundant somatic mutations in 2013.
Explains a lot eh?*

(Salk institute press release)

Full-text: Mosaic Copy Number Variation in Human Neurons. Michael J. McConnell et al. 2013

*Perhaps, but exactly what it may explain and to what extent remains a question.


Return to the Play Area

When life gives you lemons, go exploring

xkcd is celebrating Randall Munroes new book with a browser game. It doesn’t take long to guess that there’s a lot more than the small coin-gathering area the player starts out in.

After escaping the small coin maze and vaulting a barrier wall on the left. . .

Eventually the first foray of our brave protagonist came to an end when I got stuck in a statue of George Washington.