Big questions in biology..

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – 29 views

— by balapagos

"Understanding evolution, how animals and plants and organisms evolved and formed shapes and adapted to different environmental conditions—I think that's fascinating, and we have very good theories, but the exact path is not really very well known. We also don't really know how diversity arises, how we get new species and this enormous diversity in shape and form." -- Christiane Nusselein-Volhard.


Emerging clues:
1. A Genetic Code Alteration Is a Phenotype Diversity Generator in the Human Pathogen Candida albicans
2. Specific inactivation of two immunomodulatory SIGLEC genes during human evolution.


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