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Book Re­view: De­sign Prin­ci­ples of Biolog­i­cal Circuits

johnswentworth5 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
192 points
24 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Naked mole-rats: A case study in biolog­i­cal weirdness

eukaryote19 May 2019 18:40 UTC
95 points
14 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

So­ciety Is Fixed, Biol­ogy Is Mutable

Scott Alexander11 Sep 2014 0:27 UTC
32 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Im­mune, In a Nutshell

Jsevillamol31 Jan 2022 23:07 UTC
50 points
4 comments17 min readLW link

There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
304 points
50 comments7 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Protein Re­in­force­ment and DNA Consequentialism

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Nov 2007 1:34 UTC
55 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

What is “pro­tein fold­ing”? A brief explanation

jasoncrawford1 Dec 2020 2:46 UTC
67 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

The two-headed bacterium

Malmesbury10 Aug 2021 15:28 UTC
65 points
4 comments7 min readLW link
(www.telescopic-turnip.net)

The 2021 Less Wrong Dar­win Game

lsusr24 Sep 2021 21:16 UTC
159 points
106 comments9 min readLW link

We Haven’t Uploaded Worms

jefftk27 Dec 2014 11:44 UTC
154 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

LW Biol­ogy 101 In­tro­duc­tion: Con­strain­ing Anticipation

virtualAdept25 May 2011 0:32 UTC
69 points
29 comments6 min readLW link

Co­or­di­na­tion Prob­lems in Evolu­tion: Ei­gen’s Paradox

Martin Sustrik12 Oct 2018 12:40 UTC
101 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Evolu­tion of Modularity

johnswentworth14 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
150 points
12 comments2 min readLW link1 review

The Great­est Host

trentbrick10 May 2020 20:28 UTC
33 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

As­sor­ta­tive Mat­ing And Autism

Scott Alexander28 Jan 2020 18:20 UTC
46 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Mini ad­vent cal­en­dar of Xrisks: syn­thetic biology

Stuart_Armstrong4 Dec 2012 11:15 UTC
8 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Why we sleep

Richard_Ngo19 Sep 2018 22:36 UTC
47 points
18 comments5 min readLW link
(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
18 comments16 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
315 points
91 comments2 min readLW link

Coron­avirus Virol­ogy: A Begin­ner’s Guide

brook28 Mar 2020 20:47 UTC
25 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Seek­ing sug­ges­tions: Less Wrong Biol­ogy 101

virtualAdept20 May 2011 15:28 UTC
46 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith28 Aug 2020 22:21 UTC
44 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

[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
60 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Maybe An­tivirals aren’t a Use­ful Pri­or­ity for Pan­demics?

Davidmanheim20 Jun 2021 10:04 UTC
24 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What does know­ing the her­i­ta­bil­ity of a trait tell me in prac­tice?

Kaj_Sotala26 Jul 2021 16:29 UTC
58 points
22 comments4 min readLW link

A Con­fused Chemist’s Re­view of AlphaFold 2

Jemist27 Sep 2021 11:10 UTC
23 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “The Vi­tal Ques­tion” by Nick Lane

lsusr27 Sep 2021 22:50 UTC
67 points
26 comments7 min readLW link

[Book re­view] Who we are and how we got here

mukashi30 Sep 2021 4:26 UTC
14 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Contestants

lsusr3 Oct 2021 5:09 UTC
70 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Tundra

lsusr5 Oct 2021 5:03 UTC
48 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “I Con­tain Mul­ti­tudes” by Ed Yong

Jemist4 Oct 2021 19:29 UTC
10 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Desert

lsusr6 Oct 2021 0:24 UTC
37 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Ocean

lsusr6 Oct 2021 1:59 UTC
27 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Benthic

lsusr6 Oct 2021 4:39 UTC
25 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Hu­man Garbage Dump

lsusr6 Oct 2021 6:31 UTC
36 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—River

lsusr6 Oct 2021 7:29 UTC
30 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

2021 Dar­win Game—Every­where Else

lsusr6 Oct 2021 20:39 UTC
48 points
18 comments6 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “The Bell Curve” by Charles Murray

lsusr2 Nov 2021 5:49 UTC
91 points
135 comments23 min readLW link

Se­cond-or­der se­lec­tion against the immortal

Malmesbury3 Dec 2021 5:01 UTC
34 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

Are big brains for pro­cess­ing sen­sory in­put?

lsusr10 Dec 2021 7:08 UTC
43 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Brain Effi­ciency: Much More than You Wanted to Know

jacob_cannell6 Jan 2022 3:38 UTC
155 points
78 comments28 min readLW link

Why in­door light­ing is hard to get right and how to fix it

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
181 points
51 comments15 min readLW link1 review

Whence the sexes?

Richard_Ngo13 Feb 2022 20:40 UTC
61 points
35 comments3 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Es­ti­mat­ing Brain-Equiv­a­lent Com­pute from Image Recog­ni­tion Al­gorithms

Gunnar_Zarncke27 Feb 2022 2:45 UTC
14 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Scien­tific Wrestling: Beyond Pas­sive Hy­poth­e­sis-Testing

adamShimi7 Mar 2022 12:01 UTC
42 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

I Caught Covid And All I Got Was This Lousy Am­bigu­ous Data

Elizabeth21 Apr 2022 19:30 UTC
47 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
27 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

His­tor­i­cal math­e­mat­i­ci­ans ex­hibit a birth or­der effect too

Eli Tyre21 Aug 2018 1:52 UTC
120 points
18 comments6 min readLW link2 reviews

Can the Chain Still Hold You?

lukeprog13 Jan 2012 1:28 UTC
190 points
360 comments4 min readLW link

He­donic asymmetries

paulfchristiano26 Jan 2020 2:10 UTC
97 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

In­tro­duc­ing the Longevity Re­search Institute

sarahconstantin14 Dec 2018 20:20 UTC
79 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Bioinfohazards

Spiracular17 Sep 2019 2:41 UTC
79 points
16 comments18 min readLW link2 reviews

Zetetic explanation

Benquo27 Aug 2018 0:12 UTC
88 points
138 comments6 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

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

juliawise17 Jul 2015 19:19 UTC
119 points
34 comments9 min readLW link

Global in­sect de­clines: Why aren’t we all dead yet?

eukaryote1 Apr 2018 20:38 UTC
28 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Refram­ing the evolu­tion­ary benefit of sex

paulfchristiano14 Sep 2019 17:00 UTC
89 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Have no heroes, and no villains

PhilGoetz7 Nov 2010 21:15 UTC
122 points
74 comments1 min readLW link

Notes From an Apocalypse

Toggle22 Sep 2017 5:10 UTC
56 points
25 comments14 min readLW link

How spe­cial are hu­man brains among an­i­mal brains?

zhukeepa1 Apr 2020 1:35 UTC
78 points
38 comments7 min readLW link

The E-Coli Test for AI Alignment

johnswentworth16 Dec 2018 8:10 UTC
69 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Might hu­mans not be the most in­tel­li­gent an­i­mals?

Matthew Barnett23 Dec 2019 21:50 UTC
55 points
41 comments3 min readLW link

What is up with car­bon diox­ide and cog­ni­tion? An offer

paulfchristiano23 Apr 2016 17:47 UTC
83 points
49 comments2 min readLW link

Cephaloponderings

Jacob Falkovich4 Aug 2019 16:45 UTC
34 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Bio­di­ver­sity for heretics

eukaryote27 May 2018 13:37 UTC
14 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How Old is Smal­lpox?

Raemon10 Dec 2018 10:50 UTC
40 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Solv­ing sleep: just a toe-dipping

Capla30 Jun 2015 19:38 UTC
58 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

Be­ware of Stephen J. Gould

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Nov 2007 5:22 UTC
52 points
80 comments6 min readLW link

Group se­lec­tion update

PhilGoetz1 Nov 2010 16:51 UTC
48 points
67 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Ap­pli­ca­tions of Eco­nomic Models to Phys­iol­ogy?

johnswentworth10 Dec 2019 18:09 UTC
38 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

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

Richard_Ngo8 Aug 2019 13:09 UTC
25 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

SRG 4: Biolog­i­cal Cog­ni­tion, BCIs, Organizations

KatjaGrace7 Oct 2014 1:00 UTC
14 points
139 comments5 min readLW link

Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Life Sciences (Why Big Data is not enough to cap­ture biolog­i­cal sys­tems?)

HansNauj15 Jan 2020 1:59 UTC
6 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

More Ques­tions about Trees

digital_carver9 Oct 2020 8:35 UTC
3 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(bit-player.org)

Progress re­view: genome se­quenc­ing—June 2019

Yuxi_Liu29 Jun 2019 7:58 UTC
25 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Has Eliezer ever re­tracted his state­ments about weight loss?

CheerfulWarrior14 Oct 2020 19:04 UTC
−14 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

(How) should we pur­sue hu­man longevity?

Milan Cvitkovic24 Oct 2020 19:13 UTC
21 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Now is the time to elimi­nate mosquitoes

James_Miller6 Aug 2016 19:10 UTC
33 points
89 comments1 min readLW link

In­hi­bi­tion and the Mind

Annoyance21 May 2009 17:34 UTC
10 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Ho­mo­gene­ity vs. het­ero­gene­ity (or, What kind of sex is most moral?)

PhilGoetz22 May 2009 23:25 UTC
−6 points
79 comments2 min readLW link

[Linkpost] AlphaFold: a solu­tion to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

adamShimi30 Nov 2020 17:33 UTC
54 points
22 comments1 min readLW link
(deepmind.com)

Germs and Poli­tics

Will_Crowley1 Mar 2021 21:57 UTC
1 point
0 comments10 min readLW link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA2 Mar 2021 0:43 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Will Mar­tian G be enough to make healthy baseline ba­bies?

Randomized, Controlled9 Mar 2021 3:30 UTC
4 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Biolog­i­cal Holism: A New Paradigm?

Waddington9 May 2021 22:42 UTC
3 points
9 comments19 min readLW link

Al­co­hol, health, and the ruth­less logic of the Asian flush

dynomight4 Jun 2021 18:14 UTC
146 points
44 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

Quan­tum par­ti­cles and clas­si­cal filaments

From_Branes_to_Brains4 Sep 2021 21:45 UTC
11 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Elephant seal 2

KatjaGrace2 Feb 2021 9:40 UTC
26 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Ac­ti­vated Char­coal for Han­gover Preven­tion: Way more than you wanted to know

Maxwell Peterson10 Jan 2022 19:26 UTC
74 points
21 comments34 min readLW link

The­o­ries of Mo­du­lar­ity in the Biolog­i­cal Literature

4 Apr 2022 12:48 UTC
45 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

Na­ture’s an­swer to the ex­plore/​ex­ploit problem

lizard_brain8 Apr 2022 5:13 UTC
5 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

A Brief Ex­cur­sion Into Molec­u­lar Neuroscience

Jan10 Apr 2022 17:55 UTC
42 points
8 comments19 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

[Question] Is par­tial iPSC re­pro­gram­ming to re­ju­ve­nate hu­man cells a big deal?

blackstampede11 Apr 2022 18:14 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
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