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Who said science and poetry don’t mix?

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Not me! And certainly not Gail Begley, an academic specialist in the biology department and director of the Pre-Health Advising Program. Begley’s poem “Song of Sanger,” won honorable mention in the annual poetry contest of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

In honor of my Friday exhaustion, I will sign off for the weekend with Begley’s words instead of my own, because I’m certain they will be more enjoyable to you:

Song of Sanger

They fill my heart with joy,
These jagged peaks that cross my screen,
No mere Gs, Cs, As and Ts,
But mounts of blue, black, red, and green.
What mysteries will their sequence yield
About my very favorite gene?

Photo: jieq, “Snow White,” July 17, 2008 via Flickr. Creative Commons attribution.


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