A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.
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For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.
Life on earth is symbiotic. We are deeply interconnected with and inseparable from the rest of the biosphere. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.
Over at his blog, Jerry Coyne silences the recent hype over yet another “humanness” gene, an idea recurringly propagated by the hinterlands of irresponsible journalism whenever a gene unique to humans is identified by the sequencing community.
Four-coned women are not usually aware of their ability to perceive superior color resolution. Not only is it difficult to self-identify as tetrachromatic, it is just as challenging to craft experiments to study it.
Geneticists now believe blue eyes are a relatively recent physical trait.