Category Archives: Rewriting the Textbooks

Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown

I wrote a series on my Biochem Blog with this title: “Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown” At the moment there are 4 episodes, but more might be coming. Rather than retype things here I’ll just post the links: Summary list Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown – Episode 4. Reproducible reports Do yourself a… Read More »

A great Unix tutorial suitable for beginners

More than once I have written my own tutorials for learning how to use the command line within the bash shell in the context of a Unix or Unix-like computer. Recently I found a very well done tutorial that, while titled “Unix for Neuroimagers”  provides a wonderfully well done, easy to understand set of small… Read More »

Shoots, roots and mobile sRNA-related epigenetics

Last week PNAS has published something which would apparently contribute to future textbooks: Mobile small RNAs regulate genome-wide DNA methylation. You think that cutting / physical joining of different plants (grafting) will leave their genomes unaffected, right? Think twice! Authors show that mobile RNA travels between the two species and regulate methylation level of thousands… Read More »