Trouble in River City

While socializing in DC this past weekend, the hostess told me that Marion Barry (Mayor CokeHead) has a masters degree in organic chemistry from Fisk.  Does anyone out there know of other similarly distinguished members of our fraternity?  On the positive side, Borodin was a chemist. 

More socializing this weekend, and then some content — another 100 pages or so of comments on Clayden, following which the nucleosome will be described.  In the meantime, take two strings — wrap them around themselves 16 times, then form the twisted strings into a double loop around a pencil, then try and imagine separating the two strands with something much bigger than the pencil or the string and reading the fibers of one string.  That’s what RNA polymerase II actually does.  Details to follow.

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  • Wavefunction  On April 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Retread, did you get my email? I sent it on Sunday I think from my yahoo account. Based on past experience I think our email clients don’t like each other very much. Can you send me an email at my gmail address which I had used to communicate with you earlier? It’s myname.chemistry@gmail.com. Just substitute myname with…my name.

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