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Editor's note - This is the fourth in a multi-part series by guest blogger Dr. James Crooks. See Part 1  [Link], Part 2 [Link] , Part 3 [Link].

Part 4 - Using Alternative Energy Without Making Your Own

If buying or leasing your own solar panels doesn’t work for you there...

December 13, 2016

Editor's note - This is the third in a multi-part series by guest blogger Dr. James Crooks. See Part 1  [Link], Part 2 [Link] .

Part 3 - Put Solar Panels on Your House

This is probably the most direct way to drastically reduce your carbon footprint. As far as I know in a...

Editor's note - This is the second in a multi-part series by guest blogger Dr. James Crooks. Part 1 can be found here [Link].

Part 2 - Your Carbon Footprint

Before you can reduce your family’s carbon footprint you first ought to know what your current household emission...

Editor's note - Today marks the first of a multi-part series concerning climate change and practical steps for living greener in a warming world, by guest blogger (and friend) Dr. James Crooks. James is an environmental health researcher and statistician at National Je...

November 19, 2016

By the time you reach adulthood, it is estimated that your body contains 30 trillion human cells, and an equal number of cells of foreign origin (you could accurately claim we’re all at least half immigrant in origin). Each of those 30 trillion human cells derived from...

October 17, 2016

I should not be writing a blog post today. I should be finishing my poster for the American Society of Human Genetics conference in Vancouver that starts tomorrow. I should have finished this poster a week ago. But as I sit here in the airport waiting to leave, I canno...

September 2, 2016

We are nothing more than physical beings. Nothing more than a collection of 70 trillion cells, half of which aren’t even human but rather bacteria. No, we are nothing  more than the individual sums of our genetics, environment, exposures, and memories – and four billio...

May 16, 2016

I was recently interviewed by Dave Mellert and Sara Cassidy on their "Supplemental Materials" podcast. If you'd like to learn more about my current research, my path to research, and my hobbies outside of the lab - I'm not sure why you would, but who am I to try to sto...

February 3, 2016

Note: This article was originally posted to the JAX website here.

An unwritten rule in the mouse genetics community — one that sometimes unintentionally gets broken — is that we shouldn’t develop personal attachments to individual mice. Anyone who has ever worked with...

January 28, 2016

Note: This post was first published to my blog on the JAX website.

I shouldn’t be here. Any moment now security will show up at my office door and hurriedly usher me out of the building. Clearly someone made a mistake, missed a phone call, filed a piece of paper in the...

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