The tuatara genome is 5GB, making it enormous relative to other vertebrates — and full of surprises.
How can Tibetans survive high altitudes that leave lowlanders gasping? The answer is found in broken genes.
William Dembski and Robert J. Marks developed the concept of active information to measure the extent to which a search function appears pre-programmed to find some target.
The piece is highly technical and mathematical, but the basic argument can be quickly summarized with only a marginal loss of technical accuracy.
Perhaps one of ENCODE’s staunchest critics has been Dan Graur, a molecular evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston.