Almost all life on earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated, and understanding how this process works could lead to a wide range of discoveries in biology and medicine. Now for the first time scientists have been able to watch individual steps in the replication of a single DNA molecule, with some surprising findings. For one thing, there’s a lot more randomness at work than has been thought.
Over the course of the day, the 2017 Python Language Summit hosted ahandful of lightning talks, several of which were worked into the dynamicschedule when an opportunity presented itself. They ranged from thetraditional “less than five minutes” format to some that strayed welloutside of that time frame—some generated a fair amount of discussion aswell. Topics were all over the map: board elections, beta releases,Python as a security vulnerability, Jython, and more.