Category Archives: Genome

Evolution Before Our Eyes: Complex Mutations in Microbes Giving New Functions

OUTLINE ( 1 ) Barry Hall’s lac Bug ( 2 ) Lenski’s Long Term E. Coli Evolution Experiment          Lenski’s E. coli Evolve Ability to Metabolize Citrate under Aerobic Conditions ( 3 ) Bacteriophage Lambda Evolves a New Protein Binding … Continue reading

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Endogenous Retroviruses in Your Genome Show Common Ancestry with Primates

Summary Retroviruses are a well-known class of viruses. Retroviruses work by inserting their genetic material into the DNA of a cell. The inserted DNA takes over the cell’s machinery and forces it to make more copies of the virus. This … Continue reading

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Do ENCODE Human Genome Results Support Intelligent Design?

I looked into this question, and wrote up an essay with my findings.  This essay got longer and longer, as I added a tutorial (for readers who are not biologists) on the human genome, and included some global musings on … Continue reading

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