X-ray structure of the GluN1–GluN2B NMDA receptor., via Nature.
NMDA receptors an involved in synaptic plasticity and are linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.
Since 2009, genome-wide analyses of the genetic loci associated with schizophrenia (including the current study by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, labelled 2014) have yielded increasing numbers of ‘hits’Over this time, there has been a correlation between the number of people tested and the number of susceptibility-associated loci found.
Flint & Munafò, Schizophrenia: Genesis of a complex disease
Douglas D. Price, Ornithology-07, 2014
— Thomas Bouchard, Jr. (2014). Genes, Evolution and Intelligence. Behavior Genetics, 1–29. doi:10.1007/s10519-014-9646-x
long tailed tit by hebrideanwild
A long tailed tit which appears regularly at our windows, its favourite being this one, it doesn’t look for insects but just sits there sometimes appearing to doze off.
via Hello, Tailor
Plotting a scatterplot (using R/d3.js) with way too big point radiuses (on mtcars R dataset).
S De Glanville
Tentacle detail on the Portugese Man o’War (Physalia physalis) (via @Mudfotted.)
A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.
"The End of the Beginning", Science 24 March 2000:
Old geneticists knew what they were talking about when they used the term “gene”, but it seems to have become corrupted by modern genomics to mean any piece of expressed sequence, just as the term algorithm has become corrupted in much the…
Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy