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So­ciety Is Fixed, Biol­ogy Is Mutable

Scott Alexander11 Sep 2014 0:27 UTC
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Naked mole-rats: A case study in biolog­i­cal weirdness

eukaryote19 May 2019 18:40 UTC
95 points
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(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Book Re­view: De­sign Prin­ci­ples of Biolog­i­cal Circuits

johnswentworth5 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
209 points
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There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
334 points
59 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Why Yud­kowsky is wrong about “co­va­lently bonded equiv­a­lents of biol­ogy”

titotal6 Dec 2023 14:09 UTC
34 points
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(open.substack.com)

Im­mune, In a Nutshell

Jsevillamol31 Jan 2022 23:07 UTC
51 points
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5. Mo­ral Value for Sen­tient An­i­mals? Alas, Not Yet

RogerDearnaley27 Dec 2023 6:42 UTC
33 points
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The Liv­ing Planet In­dex: A Case Study in Statis­ti­cal Pitfalls

Jan_Kulveit24 Jun 2024 10:05 UTC
23 points
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(www.nature.com)

Will the grow­ing deer prion epi­demic spread to hu­mans? Why not?

eukaryote25 Jun 2023 4:31 UTC
160 points
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(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

What is “pro­tein fold­ing”? A brief explanation

jasoncrawford1 Dec 2020 2:46 UTC
74 points
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(rootsofprogress.org)

Protein Re­in­force­ment and DNA Consequentialism

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Nov 2007 1:34 UTC
61 points
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grey goo is unlikely

bhauth17 Apr 2023 1:59 UTC
161 points
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(bhauth.com)

The 2021 Less Wrong Dar­win Game

lsusr24 Sep 2021 21:16 UTC
162 points
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There is way too much serendipity

Malmesbury19 Jan 2024 19:37 UTC
356 points
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how birds sense mag­netic fields

bhauth27 Jun 2024 18:59 UTC
51 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

The two-headed bacterium

Malmesbury10 Aug 2021 15:28 UTC
66 points
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Brain Effi­ciency: Much More than You Wanted to Know

jacob_cannell6 Jan 2022 3:38 UTC
196 points
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Biolog­i­cal DOOM: a brief overview of biolog­i­cal computation

Metacelsus29 Apr 2023 20:02 UTC
50 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

re: Yud­kowsky on biolog­i­cal materials

bhauth11 Dec 2023 13:28 UTC
179 points
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How bad is chlo­ri­nated wa­ter?

bhauth13 Dec 2023 18:00 UTC
43 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

Le­gal­ize bu­tanol?

bhauth20 Dec 2023 14:24 UTC
39 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

[Question] Why is cap­nom­e­try biofeed­back not more widely known?

riceissa21 Dec 2023 2:42 UTC
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shoes with springs

bhauth30 Dec 2023 21:46 UTC
59 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

The AI Revolu­tion in Biology

Roman Leventov26 May 2024 9:30 UTC
13 points
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(www.cognitiverevolution.ai)

legged robot scal­ing laws

bhauth20 Jan 2024 5:45 UTC
34 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

In­sti­tu­tional eco­nomics through the lens of scale-free reg­u­la­tive de­vel­op­ment, mor­pho­gen­e­sis, and cog­ni­tive science

Roman Leventov23 Jan 2024 19:42 UTC
8 points
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in defense of Linus Pauling

bhauth3 Jun 2024 21:27 UTC
49 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

Re­con­sider the anti-cav­ity bac­te­ria if you are Asian

Lao Mein15 Apr 2024 7:02 UTC
166 points
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LW Biol­ogy 101 In­tro­duc­tion: Con­strain­ing Anticipation

virtualAdept25 May 2011 0:32 UTC
69 points
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in­tro­duc­tion to can­cer vaccines

bhauth5 May 2024 1:06 UTC
113 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

We Haven’t Uploaded Worms

jefftk27 Dec 2014 11:44 UTC
156 points
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Co­or­di­na­tion Prob­lems in Evolu­tion: Ei­gen’s Paradox

Martin Sustrik12 Oct 2018 12:40 UTC
102 points
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(250bpm.com)

$250 prize for check­ing Jake Can­nell’s Brain Efficiency

Alexander Gietelink Oldenziel26 Apr 2023 16:21 UTC
123 points
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What is a Se­quenc­ing Read?

jefftk25 Oct 2023 2:10 UTC
17 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Evolu­tion of Modularity

johnswentworth14 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
176 points
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The Great­est Host

trentbrick10 May 2020 20:28 UTC
33 points
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Aaron Silver­book on anti-cav­ity bacteria

DanielFilan20 Nov 2023 3:06 UTC
31 points
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(youtu.be)

As­sor­ta­tive Mat­ing And Autism

Scott Alexander28 Jan 2020 18:20 UTC
50 points
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(slatestarcodex.com)

Mini ad­vent cal­en­dar of Xrisks: syn­thetic biology

Stuart_Armstrong4 Dec 2012 11:15 UTC
8 points
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Book re­view: Why we sleep

Richard_Ngo19 Sep 2018 22:36 UTC
51 points
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view—Other Minds: The Oc­to­pus, the Sea, and the Deep Ori­gins of Consciousness

Vaughn Papenhausen3 Dec 2018 8:00 UTC
34 points
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Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
393 points
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Twiblings, four-par­ent ba­bies and other re­pro­duc­tive technology

GeneSmith20 May 2023 17:11 UTC
189 points
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Coron­avirus Virol­ogy: A Begin­ner’s Guide

brook28 Mar 2020 20:47 UTC
25 points
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Seek­ing sug­ges­tions: Less Wrong Biol­ogy 101

virtualAdept20 May 2011 15:28 UTC
46 points
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Papers on pro­tein design

alexlyzhov27 May 2023 1:18 UTC
9 points
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[Question] Why didn’t vi­rol­o­gists run the stud­ies nec­es­sary to de­ter­mine which viruses are air­borne?

ChristianKl20 Jun 2023 11:58 UTC
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The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith28 Aug 2020 22:21 UTC
50 points
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[Question] Could we breed/​en­g­ineer in­tel­li­gent par­rots?

lukehmiles2 Aug 2023 7:32 UTC
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Op­ti­cal Illu­sions are Out of Distri­bu­tion Errors

vitaliya15 Aug 2023 2:23 UTC
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Digi­tal brains beat biolog­i­cal ones be­cause diffu­sion is too slow

GeneSmith26 Aug 2023 2:22 UTC
76 points
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Play­ing the game vs. find­ing a cheat code

Metacelsus10 Sep 2023 18:11 UTC
30 points
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(open.substack.com)

The Talk: a brief ex­pla­na­tion of sex­ual dimorphism

Malmesbury18 Sep 2023 16:23 UTC
484 points
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What it’s like to dis­sect a cadaver

Alok Singh10 Nov 2022 6:40 UTC
208 points
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(alok.github.io)

Stomach Ulcers and Den­tal Cavities

Metacelsus5 Aug 2023 14:08 UTC
56 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

Fra­ter­nal Birth Order Effect and the Ma­ter­nal Im­mune Hypothesis

Bucky4 Oct 2023 21:18 UTC
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[Question] How good are our mouse mod­els (psy­chol­ogy, biol­ogy, medicine, etc.), ig­nor­ing trans­la­tion into hu­mans, just in terms of un­der­stand­ing mice? (Same ques­tion for drosophila.)

Ruby22 Jan 2021 20:45 UTC
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Maybe An­tivirals aren’t a Use­ful Pri­or­ity for Pan­demics?

Davidmanheim20 Jun 2021 10:04 UTC
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[Question] What does know­ing the her­i­ta­bil­ity of a trait tell me in prac­tice?

Kaj_Sotala26 Jul 2021 16:29 UTC
58 points
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A Con­fused Chemist’s Re­view of AlphaFold 2

J Bostock27 Sep 2021 11:10 UTC
24 points
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[Book Re­view] “The Vi­tal Ques­tion” by Nick Lane

lsusr27 Sep 2021 22:50 UTC
70 points
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[Book re­view] Who we are and how we got here

mukashi30 Sep 2021 4:26 UTC
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2021 Dar­win Game—Contestants

lsusr3 Oct 2021 5:09 UTC
70 points
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2021 Dar­win Game—Tundra

lsusr5 Oct 2021 5:03 UTC
48 points
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[Book Re­view] “I Con­tain Mul­ti­tudes” by Ed Yong

J Bostock4 Oct 2021 19:29 UTC
11 points
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2021 Dar­win Game—Desert

lsusr6 Oct 2021 0:24 UTC
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2021 Dar­win Game—Ocean

lsusr6 Oct 2021 1:59 UTC
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2021 Dar­win Game—Benthic

lsusr6 Oct 2021 4:39 UTC
25 points
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2021 Dar­win Game—Hu­man Garbage Dump

lsusr6 Oct 2021 6:31 UTC
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2021 Dar­win Game—River

lsusr6 Oct 2021 7:29 UTC
30 points
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2021 Dar­win Game—Every­where Else

lsusr6 Oct 2021 20:39 UTC
48 points
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[Book Re­view] “The Bell Curve” by Charles Murray

lsusr2 Nov 2021 5:49 UTC
94 points
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Se­cond-or­der se­lec­tion against the immortal

Malmesbury3 Dec 2021 5:01 UTC
44 points
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Are big brains for pro­cess­ing sen­sory in­put?

lsusr10 Dec 2021 7:08 UTC
43 points
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Why in­door light­ing is hard to get right and how to fix it

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
196 points
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Whence the sexes?

Richard_Ngo13 Feb 2022 20:40 UTC
61 points
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Es­ti­mat­ing Brain-Equiv­a­lent Com­pute from Image Recog­ni­tion Al­gorithms

Gunnar_Zarncke27 Feb 2022 2:45 UTC
14 points
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Scien­tific Wrestling: Beyond Pas­sive Hy­poth­e­sis-Testing

adamShimi7 Mar 2022 12:01 UTC
43 points
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The­o­ries of Mo­du­lar­ity in the Biolog­i­cal Literature

4 Apr 2022 12:48 UTC
51 points
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I Caught Covid And All I Got Was This Lousy Am­bigu­ous Data

Elizabeth21 Apr 2022 19:30 UTC
47 points
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(acesounderglass.com)

It’s Prob­a­bly Not Lithium

Natália28 Jun 2022 21:24 UTC
442 points
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Seek­ing beta read­ers who are ig­no­rant of biol­ogy but knowl­edge­able about AI safety

Holly_Elmore27 Jul 2022 23:02 UTC
11 points
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Gra­di­ent Hacker De­sign Prin­ci­ples From Biology

johnswentworth1 Sep 2022 19:03 UTC
60 points
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Straight-edge Warn­ing Against Phys­i­cal Intimacy

Raphaëll23 Nov 2020 21:35 UTC
17 points
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Se­quenc­ing In­tro II: Adapters

jefftk15 Sep 2022 3:30 UTC
12 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Gene drives: why the wait?

Metacelsus19 Sep 2022 23:37 UTC
121 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

Orexin and the quest for more wak­ing hours

ChristianKl24 Sep 2022 19:54 UTC
129 points
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On not get­ting con­tam­i­nated by the wrong obe­sity ideas

Natália28 Jan 2023 20:18 UTC
311 points
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Pan­demic Pre­dic­tion Check­list: H5N1

DirectedEvolution5 Feb 2023 3:26 UTC
49 points
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Why Are Bac­te­ria So Sim­ple?

aysja6 Feb 2023 3:00 UTC
171 points
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More Ques­tions about Trees

digital_carver9 Oct 2020 8:35 UTC
3 points
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(bit-player.org)

Progress re­view: genome se­quenc­ing—June 2019

Yuxi_Liu29 Jun 2019 7:58 UTC
25 points
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[Question] Has Eliezer ever re­tracted his state­ments about weight loss?

CheerfulWarrior14 Oct 2020 19:04 UTC
−14 points
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Epi­ge­net­ics of the mam­malian germline

Metacelsus23 Dec 2022 15:21 UTC
37 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

Now is the time to elimi­nate mosquitoes

James_Miller6 Aug 2016 19:10 UTC
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An In­tro­duc­tion to Me

AlithyInfinity24 Aug 2023 16:45 UTC
0 points
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[Question] How to ac­cel­er­ate re­cov­ery from sleep debt with bio­hack­ing?

exanova10 Apr 2024 1:27 UTC
10 points
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In­vad­ing Aus­tralia (End­less Former­lies Most Beau­tiful, or What I Learned On My Holi­day)

Oliver Sourbut8 Sep 2023 15:33 UTC
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(www.oliversourbut.net)

Build­ing a tran­shu­man­ist fu­ture: 15 years of hplus­roadmap, now Discord

kanzure17 Jan 2023 21:17 UTC
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(twitter.com)

In­hi­bi­tion and the Mind

Annoyance21 May 2009 17:34 UTC
10 points
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Bioin­for­mat­ics 101

iy3d22 Jan 2023 2:36 UTC
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Ho­mo­gene­ity vs. het­ero­gene­ity (or, What kind of sex is most moral?)

PhilGoetz22 May 2009 23:25 UTC
−6 points
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Ap­ply to the PIBBSS Sum­mer Re­search Fellowship

12 Jan 2024 4:06 UTC
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Na­ture’s an­swer to the ex­plore/​ex­ploit problem

lizard_brain8 Apr 2022 5:13 UTC
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[Linkpost] AlphaFold: a solu­tion to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

adamShimi30 Nov 2020 17:33 UTC
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(deepmind.com)

Will no one rid me of this tur­bu­lent pest?

Metacelsus14 Oct 2023 15:27 UTC
149 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

A Brief Ex­cur­sion Into Molec­u­lar Neuroscience

Jan10 Apr 2022 17:55 UTC
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(universalprior.substack.com)

Germs and Poli­tics

Savio Coelho1 Mar 2021 21:57 UTC
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Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA2 Mar 2021 0:43 UTC
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Will Mar­tian G be enough to make healthy baseline ba­bies?

Randomized, Controlled9 Mar 2021 3:30 UTC
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Biolog­i­cal Holism: A New Paradigm?

Waddington9 May 2021 22:42 UTC
4 points
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Al­co­hol, health, and the ruth­less logic of the Asian flush

dynomight4 Jun 2021 18:14 UTC
149 points
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(dynomight.net)

AI’s im­pact on biol­ogy re­search: Part I, today

octopocta23 Dec 2023 16:29 UTC
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Quan­tum par­ti­cles and clas­si­cal filaments

From_Branes_to_Brains4 Sep 2021 21:45 UTC
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I’m a bit skep­ti­cal of AlphaFold 3

Oleg Trott25 Jun 2024 0:04 UTC
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The Limits of Ar­tifi­cial Con­scious­ness: A Biol­ogy-Based Cri­tique of Chalmers’ Fad­ing Qualia Argument

Štěpán Los17 Dec 2023 19:11 UTC
−6 points
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Se­quenc­ing Intro

jefftk29 Aug 2022 17:50 UTC
39 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Why I’m Skep­ti­cal of De-Extinction

Niko_McCarty23 Feb 2023 19:42 UTC
16 points
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(cell.substack.com)

Wastew­a­ter RNA Read Lengths

jefftk10 Nov 2023 15:20 UTC
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(www.jefftk.com)

The dan­gers of re­pro­duc­ing while old

garymm17 Nov 2023 5:55 UTC
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(www.garymm.org)

The Ogdoad

Tristan Miano5 Mar 2023 20:01 UTC
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Paper out now on cre­a­tine and cog­ni­tive performance

Fabienne26 Nov 2023 10:58 UTC
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Black Box Biology

GeneSmith29 Nov 2023 2:27 UTC
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Cel­lu­lar res­pi­ra­tion as a steam engine

dkl925 Feb 2024 20:17 UTC
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(dkl9.net)

A call for a quan­ti­ta­tive re­port card for AI bioter­ror­ism threat models

Juno4 Dec 2023 6:35 UTC
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Do bam­boos set them­selves on fire?

Malmesbury19 Sep 2022 15:34 UTC
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Green goo is plausible

anithite18 Apr 2023 0:04 UTC
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[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
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Are AIs like An­i­mals? Per­spec­tives and Strate­gies from Biology

Jackson Emanuel16 May 2023 23:39 UTC
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[Question] Does biol­ogy re­li­ably find the global max­i­mum, or at least get close?

Noosphere8910 Oct 2022 20:55 UTC
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His­tor­i­cal math­e­mat­i­ci­ans ex­hibit a birth or­der effect too

Eli Tyre21 Aug 2018 1:52 UTC
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Can the Chain Still Hold You?

lukeprog13 Jan 2012 1:28 UTC
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He­donic asymmetries

paulfchristiano26 Jan 2020 2:10 UTC
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(sideways-view.com)

In­tro­duc­ing the Longevity Re­search Institute

sarahconstantin14 Dec 2018 20:20 UTC
79 points
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(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Bioinfohazards

Spiracular17 Sep 2019 2:41 UTC
87 points
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Zetetic explanation

Benquo27 Aug 2018 0:12 UTC
90 points
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(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Ex­pe­riences in ap­ply­ing “The Biode­ter­minist’s Guide to Par­ent­ing”

juliawise17 Jul 2015 19:19 UTC
121 points
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Global in­sect de­clines: Why aren’t we all dead yet?

eukaryote1 Apr 2018 20:38 UTC
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Refram­ing the evolu­tion­ary benefit of sex

paulfchristiano14 Sep 2019 17:00 UTC
91 points
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(sideways-view.com)

Notes From an Apocalypse

Toggle22 Sep 2017 5:10 UTC
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How spe­cial are hu­man brains among an­i­mal brains?

zhukeepa1 Apr 2020 1:35 UTC
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The E-Coli Test for AI Alignment

johnswentworth16 Dec 2018 8:10 UTC
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Might hu­mans not be the most in­tel­li­gent an­i­mals?

Matthew Barnett23 Dec 2019 21:50 UTC
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What is up with car­bon diox­ide and cog­ni­tion? An offer

paulfchristiano23 Apr 2016 17:47 UTC
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Cephaloponderings

Jacob Falkovich4 Aug 2019 16:45 UTC
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Bio­di­ver­sity for heretics

eukaryote27 May 2018 13:37 UTC
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[Question] How Old is Smal­lpox?

Raemon10 Dec 2018 10:50 UTC
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Solv­ing sleep: just a toe-dipping

Capla30 Jun 2015 19:38 UTC
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Be­ware of Stephen J. Gould

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Nov 2007 5:22 UTC
60 points
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Group se­lec­tion update

PhilGoetz1 Nov 2010 16:51 UTC
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My ex­pe­rience get­ting fund­ing for my biolog­i­cal research

Metacelsus16 Apr 2023 22:53 UTC
71 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

Elephant seal 2

KatjaGrace2 Feb 2021 9:40 UTC
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(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] Ap­pli­ca­tions of Eco­nomic Models to Phys­iol­ogy?

johnswentworth10 Dec 2019 18:09 UTC
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What is epi­ge­net­ics?

Metacelsus6 Nov 2022 1:24 UTC
74 points
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(denovo.substack.com)

[Question] Why do hu­mans not have built-in neu­ral i/​o chan­nels?

Richard_Ngo8 Aug 2019 13:09 UTC
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The limited up­side of interpretability

Peter S. Park15 Nov 2022 18:46 UTC
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Un­pack­ing “Shard The­ory” as Hunch, Ques­tion, The­ory, and Insight

Jacy Reese Anthis16 Nov 2022 13:54 UTC
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Cor­rect­ing a mis­con­cep­tion: con­scious­ness does not need 90 billion neu­rons, at all

bvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbv31 Mar 2023 16:02 UTC
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Biosafety Reg­u­la­tions (BMBL) and their rele­vance for AI

Štěpán Los29 Jun 2023 19:22 UTC
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SRG 4: Biolog­i­cal Cog­ni­tion, BCIs, Organizations

KatjaGrace7 Oct 2014 1:00 UTC
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“Con­cepts of Agency in Biol­ogy” (Okasha, 2023) - Brief Paper Summary

Nora_Ammann8 Jul 2023 18:22 UTC
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Refram­ing Evolu­tion—An in­for­ma­tion wavefront trav­el­ing through time

Joshua Clancy10 Jul 2023 22:36 UTC
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(midflip.org)

[Question] Why don’t we just get rid of all the bioethi­cists?

Sable8 Jun 2024 3:48 UTC
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Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Life Sciences (Why Big Data is not enough to cap­ture biolog­i­cal sys­tems?)

HansNauj15 Jan 2020 1:59 UTC
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Ac­ti­vated Char­coal for Han­gover Preven­tion: Way more than you wanted to know

Maxwell Peterson10 Jan 2022 19:26 UTC
84 points
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