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(WRAL)   M. circinelloides can develop drug resistance two different ways, either stably through permanent mutations or transiently through reversible epimutations   ( divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-27 10:18:43 PM  
In my day we didn't have any of this newfangled RNAi. My textbooks didn't even have Archaea. We had bacteria and fungus and plants and animals and if you got an infection you toughed it out like a real man because we didn't have AIDS or immune suppressors. And we liked it.
2014-07-27 11:14:16 PM  
But enough about the Material Girl...
2014-07-28 12:00:08 AM  
Duke still sucks.
2014-07-28 12:52:33 AM  
So, buy now?
2014-07-28 12:58:30 AM  
Intredasting. Please, elusivate.
2014-07-28 02:16:17 AM  
I understood all of those words and what they mean and this article.
2014-07-28 03:45:56 AM  

natmar_76: I understood all of those words and what they mean and this article.

Me too.

Are we seeing a dumbing-down of Fark?

2014-07-28 09:22:58 AM  
I saw the title for this story -- Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance -- and thought to myself, "noncommittal? What kind of nonsense are these science-illiterate news hacks spewing now?" See, I'm just a lowly programmer, but I've been working in biotech, so I know some of the jargon (and even some of the concepts).

By the time I got two-thirds of the way through, I was pretty much into "wading through biology paper" mode.

I don't know how this story came into being. It's a bit over-technical even for a press release, but not technical enough for an abstract. It looks for all the world like a reporter who really knows this stuff read the actual paper, and then tried to summarize it -- completely forgetting who the target audience was.

Anyhow, it'd been awhile since I'd seen the "OBVIOUS" meme show up, and this seemed like as good a candidate as any.

/subby, of course
2014-07-28 11:13:53 AM  
That is quite possibly the most boring Fark title I've ever read.
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