Ok, so as I have been trying to write posts, I have had the urge to write on about some of the underlying biology of some aspects of the post. This can be distracting, and it can balloon the post’s length. To address this and also provide a framework for understanding some of the science news in the headlines, I have decided to add a new category. The Background Science category will contain basic science lessons that will support a fuller understanding of what is in the other posts.
I will start with a series on how DNA stores genetic information and how that information goes from being stored in DNA to being realized as a functional protein.