The saying that DNA is like a blueprint of your body is misleading. The DNA does not specify what structures your body contains or how those structures are related to each other in space. A better analogy might be that the DNA is like a computer’s program.
The definition of a species, is an imprecise one because in reality the slow gradual change in organisms due to evolution blurs the lines.
February 12, 2016 is Darwin Day. Celebrate by learning about and appreciating the beauty of evolution by natural selection.
Gene drives are an exciting new technique that could allow genetic engineering at the population level. They have the potential of changing entire ecosystems with a engineered gene that will promote its own odds of multiplying throughout the population. A definite “selfish gene”.
Diseases with an upside. By Rich Feldenberg Since life’s earliest emergence on planet earth, disease has been our constant and
Today’s atmosphere is brought to you by Rubisco. Fine makers of oxygen since 3.5 billion B.C. By Rich Feldenberg If
Thar She Blows: Evolution of whales! by Rich Feldenberg Welcome back to Fossil Friday. The evolution of the cetacean
by Rich Feldenberg Welcome back to your mutation station. Today we’ll examine how ionizing radiation breaks water molecules apart to