Blobologist-approved reads: Bad guys and risk, olympic metals, cunning proteins

My ScienceSeeker editor’s picks for this week

  • Finally, an effective way to explain absolute vs relative risk to absolutely anyone in 5 tweets: Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle by Trisha Greenhalgh at PLoS Medicine’s Speaking of Medicine
    (spoiler: use a bad guy)
  • In a new series on the molecules that make biology interesting (think ‘Molecule of the Month’) Eric Sawyer at Bio 2.0 discusses a class of transcription factors that look slick, follow their own weird rules, and cunningly manipulate the DNA of other organisms: Molecular Zoo: The TALE’s Tale
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