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.
Genomics has come a long way since the central dogma and junk DNA. If you expect to find reasons for things, you often do find them.