“Synteny refers to how well chromosomal sequences from different species align with one another.”
Venema seems much more interested in pursuing longstanding debates with intelligent design and with certain ID proponents.
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.
These days, it is sometimes difficult to discern where “science” ends and ideology begins.
Unlike chemistry or physics, evolutionary biology is politically weaponized science.