Scientists watched microbes inherit extreme acid resistance in Yellowstone hot springs not through genetics, but through epigenetics.
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands made “a remarkable discovery” about a protein named Polycomb that binds to DNA.
Complexity (such as we see in a pile of autumn leaves) can arise spontaneously from unguided natural processes, but complex specified information cannot.
Genetics is now a subset of epigenetics, in which multiple dynamic molecules play key roles in homeostasis.
Early geneticists missed a lot when they looked at DNA only for its coding function.