where the writers are

DNA | DNA

dale-estey's picture
Aug.20.2012
I thought storing all my manuscripts on a thumb drive and then also in Dropbox was caution enough. To say nothing of them being in the computer and scattered about as email attachments. But turning a book into a DNA sequence leaves me feeling we are entering The Twilight Zone....
christine-bottaro's picture
Apr.11.2012
I'm alive! Yes ma'am! And thank you, ladies who came before me, for that.  I breathe, I move, I dance, I sing. I'm alive. But, wait. How'd that happen? Here inside the very modern me is an energy that has existed - had to have - since the exact beginning of life itself. And the life force...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
Mar.04.2012
 I took some time to go to the "In between", stood on the top of the cliff overlooking a crystal blue sea, not a cloud in the sky, the horizon out to sea, like a blanket cool and serene over the world.    Seagulls circle over the far peninsular and it takes a moment for me to realise...
deni-b-chard's picture
Jan.31.2012
For years, writing fiction, I found it difficult not to feel that I was rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. And yet optimism comes easily for me, if only because I long ago decided it’s a better evolutionary strategy than defeatism. Though I’ve read too much about the environment and listened...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jan.02.2012
DNA records, which provide precise markers for lineage for generation upon generation, indicate a fifth-century Irish warlord named Niall has his marker in millions of men today, including roughly one in twelve Irishmen and two percent of the European Americans in New York City.  "Niall of...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Aug.16.2011
Fifteen years ago when scientists postulated that a Martian meteorite named Allan Hills might contain evidence of microscopic fossils of bacteria, the news was received with a mixture of astonishment and skepticism. This week, NASA researchers supported that theory by finding evidence that suggests...
ben-campbell's picture
Jun.09.2011
When an acquaintance was called upon to perform a special assignment he more than jumped at the chance, he had plunged into it like a scuba diver. He solicited my help, and me being a quiet humanitarian type, within two weeks we embarked on an assignment so clandestine that James Bond movies looked...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Apr.28.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Rounding up zillions of links resonant to our community that cross my screen... These are the kind of things I share *daily* on my Twitter feed -- follow me or get the feed sent directly to your feed reader. The mysterious case of the introverted extrovert -- a phenomenon I too...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.08.2011
When we were born we already had a blueprint of what we were going to be like as we grew older, our own personal DNA. Maybe we slept through most feedings, or responded to music when our mother sang to us. Then again maybe we grinned when Dad made goofy faces at us. We are all unique. We are all...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.19.2010
Researchers look for descendants of medieval “vampire” by Jan Richter Czech scientists have launched an unusual project that might lead them to the descendants of a medieval “vampire”. On Tuesday, they collected DNA samples from around a dozen inhabitants of Hrádek nad Nisou, where a 14th century...