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Pre-history of the laboratory of Genetics
"bacteriophage lambda has a head and a tail" "its DNA has two arms: the left arm and the right arm"
Pre-history of the laboratory of Genetic: 1962-1973
dubbed "René Thomas and the Ten Little Niggers" mid-prehistory milestone:
Between '62 and '66: flurry of papers? NOTHING!!! (Bull Acad Royale Belg, IF = 0,03 Arch Int Physiol Bioch, IF = 0,002) What was René doing during all those years?
answer: building up a lab… (a very time-consuming business)
"René, tu as une belle laboratoire" (Charles Radding)
Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. Gilbert K. Chesterton
early prehistory: small group of nomadic hunters late prehistory: large sedentary settlements
Ghysen A Ghysen A, Thomas R. The formation of sense organs in Drosophila: a logical approach. Thomas R Bioessays.Bioessays. 2003 Aug;25(8):802-7 Laboratoire de Neurog ique
Major title to fame: control mechanisms in lambda, or boolean treatment? Google…
René had (at least) four lifes: did he have nine? open question… but we have some cues…
Vingt ans après…
Société Belge de Génétique: Amicale des Anciens Généticiens Joseph et l'incendie Les souliers de St Nicolas La mutante Musique: la belle Hélène, PDQ Bach