Another of Michael Behe’s molecular machines gets an update. The details are even more fascinating than originally described.
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”
Membrane repair would have been necessary for the existence of the first cell. By what miracles did it arise?
Dr. DeBenedictis’s basic argument is that there is a section of the human genome where two genes overlap, both of which are important for suppressing tumors.
I will begin with an example from embryology, then turn to metabolism, and finish with the breadth of chemical space covered by the natural amino acids.