Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ah, Vanity

I've been hesitant to put this up, nor have I announced it widely, but since the print version will be out in a day or two, I might as well. Moreover, a girl's first publication opportunity is bound to be exciting--and an affirmation that in some very small way (lots of PCR, lots of gels) I've been fortunate enough to have helped in making a contribution to science, to understanding how the world works.

3 comments:

The Tiger said...

I wish I knew what that all meant, but congratulations, Stephcot!

Viatrix said...

Thanks, Ben!

It's actually not all that complex, I just don't have a virtual white board :) The upshot is that it's looking at an additional mechanism of regulating gene expression at the translational level. This mechanism, alternative splicing, is known to be involved in and/or important for a variety of processes (*see* my lovely introduction--now tucked safely away in Fine and Mudd--which sadly is much too long for this purpose).

The Tiger said...

Oh, just that, huh? Why, it's so simple!

Regulating gene expression at the translational level. An additional mechanism!

For all I know, this could be an episode of Star Trek, and you could have just told me about the Heisenberg compensators in the transporter system...