Oxford University researchers say that only 8.2% of our DNA is likely to be functional. The rest is “junk.”
The title of Paul’s poster was "The Target Problem in Characterizing Early Metazoan Developmental Sequences."
I did not watch the sixth episode of Cosmos on April 13, but I’m told that it included animations to illustrate the molecular workings of a chloroplast.
In June 1999, Paul Nelson and I flew to Kunming in southern China to attend an International Symposium on The Origins of Animal Body Plans and Their Fossil Record.
In February 1999, I had arranged for a talk at the University of Washington for Jun-Yuan Chen, a Chinese paleontologist who was an acknowledged expert on the Cambrian explosion.