"The Scientist" mag -- ELVIS essay

Louis Hom lhom at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Jun 2 10:06:11 EST 2004

I don't want to take the time to write a real message to _The Scientist_, 
but in the 19Jan04 issue there's an essay in the back about looking for  
ELVIS in BLAST back in 1992.  For the record, the ELVIS motif was first 
mentioned in Science (I think it was Stevens, PW (1991) Science 254:357-8, 
but I don't have ready access to the older issues).  The writer found 
several occurrences of ELVIS but none of, say, HAYDN.  I used it with my 
students in discussion section, calculating pI, drawing the structure, 
learning the aa abbreviations.  Heh, it turned out that there was a 
mistake in the letter too -- he had written it out as glu-lys-val-ile-ser.  
Lou Hom >K'93			     
lhom at ocf.berkeley.edu		

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