Decoding Human Memory

This section is set aside for comments/speculations/principles/philosophy/advice about progress at BST of efforts to decode structure-function of information-storing biopolymers besides DNA/RNA.

The first blog in this section features a reductionist approach highlighting E. coli as a primary research tool for cracking the human memory code (E. coli → hydrogels → human memory). A second blog in preparation traces the history of structure-function of hydrogels essential for sensory perception in animals, with lessons for sensory systems in prokaryotic cells (sharks → humans →→ bacteria, archaea, lipid viruses).