MDC Newsletter 03/2019: Now including cat content!

Lil Bub

Dear reader,

A little cat enchanted us. Purely scientific, of course: A MDC scientist was involved in the decoding of her genome. Among other things, the group of researchers could identify a possible relationship to the cats of Ernest Hemingway.

Not only do we know the feline genome of a social media celebrity now, we have also started to rewrite Wikipedia: Since only 17 percent of the articles in the digital encyclopedia are dedicated to important women, the MDC, together with other Berlin science institutions, organized an "Edit-a-thon". You can hear statements from the event in a podcast.

Read also our other contributions about hearts, muscles and a 90th birthday!
Your Insights Team

 

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