Because everyone needs a “theme book”

This book, Greg Bear’s Darwin’s Radio, gets mentioned in my lab meetings not just because it’s a cool dystopian sci-fi story but, so it has been paraphrased to me, “a retroviral insertion has lead to the creation of a new humanoid species!”

Given that the endogenization of retroviruses and the evolutionary consequences of these events is one of the research interests of my lab, this is a “theme book” for my lab if any….

On this day..