Chapter: That Damned, Elusive Pimpernel

Three things stood out to me in this chapter:

  1. The existence of an informal, academic society of colleagues (The RNA Tie Club) seems a bit neat. The members must have had a good community in each other, and I’m sure their conversations were both fun and engaging.
  2. Having studied mathematics, I liked how Mukherjee related Crick and Brenner’s triplet hypothesis (an amino acid in a protein is specified by three bases) to basic maths.
  3. Sickle cell anemia is the result of one SNP?! That’s both scary and interesting. I appreciated the historical background Mukherjee gave regarding sickle cell anemia.