I'm Dans, short for Danielle. I'm a 3rd year undergraduate Zoology student at University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Just about to sit my exam for a parasitology module I did this year, absolutly loved it and have decided I wanna be a parasitologist. I'm just gobsmacked by what these guys can do and I wanna learn more about them and study them. It's the most interesting thing I've ever come across (biology wise).
Been reading a new book The Art Of Being A Parasite by Claude Combes. I highly recomend it. Its been talking abit about parasitic molecules and genomes and it has my head spining. Ive always thought that organisms fight so much to pass thier genes on to the next generation because they are being motivated by that DNA. To find out that we have things that can parasitise our DNA has just sent me spinning. *stops typing before she goes into the really crazy and odd zone*