Tag: amino acids
By Design — How Pearls Get Their Luster
The highly valued optical properties of pearls come from sophisticated processes of biomineralization involving proteins and crystals.
Cilium and Intraflagellar Transport: More Irreducibly Complex than Ever
Another of Michael Behe’s molecular machines gets an update. The details are even more fascinating than originally described.
Do Proteins Lack Metals, Reflecting Poor Design?
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”
Zip It: How Cells Repair Leaking Membranes
Membrane repair would have been necessary for the existence of the first cell. By what miracles did it arise?
Is the INK4a/ARF Overlap a Settled Example of Poor Design?
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.