Scientists watched microbes inherit extreme acid resistance in Yellowstone hot springs not through genetics, but through epigenetics.
Why not treat the whole genome as functional? This is a radical concept, but perhaps the focus on genes distorts our understanding.
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands made “a remarkable discovery” about a protein named Polycomb that binds to DNA.
The complexity and sophistication of life cannot originate from non-biological matter under any scenario, over any expanse of space and time, however vast.
Genetics is now a subset of epigenetics, in which multiple dynamic molecules play key roles in homeostasis.