My Study Notes record what I am learning. They're mostly about molecular and cell biology. They reflect my knowledge and understanding at the time, and are subject to extensive revision.
Vir die eerste keer sedert ek vir myself hierdie lat gepluk het, slaan ek na wat ‘n ding beteken en ek verstaan dit sommer maklik!
When I first tried to define autosomal-dominant for myself using my best guess, I had a feeling that it had something to do with inheritance, but I got distracted by parts of the word and went off on a completely wrong path. Today I looked it up and (unlike my horrible fistfight with convoluted explanations of bicistronic genes) I was able to comprehend what I was learning with ease.
I promised myself that I would not enter anything into my Glossary until I actually truly believe that I understand it, so at last I am ready. Here is my personal definition of autosomal-dominant
There’s a slight chance that I’ll need to clean up my definition after defining gene, cistron, locus and allele, but I think I am off to an OK start.
Fat necrosis, lipolymphoedema, a hectic mutation… and sensory overload.read more
I am developing a hypothesis for the management of bipolar states through the supplementation of phosphatidylcholine at the onset of a manic phase, and acetyl-l-carnitine at the onset of a depressive phase, to even out the peaks and troughs. The full regime would involve a low-carbohydrate medium-fat diet and ad hoc magnesium supplementation.read more
Here’s the challenge: I now need to understand what cistrons are. I know what loci means, sort of. It means ‘places’. But, having looked up loci, I see that it has quite a specific meaning in genetics.read more