Coming from the National Center for Science Education or the New York Times, this is typical.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
The problem these efforts face in the lab is exactly the problem faced by Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism in the wild.
When one wants to modify an enzyme for a new function, as Matti Leisola explains in his new book, there are two ways to go about it.