In the time of the early Earth, Airgas, the supplier from which the researchers obtained their materials, was not around.
I have no complaint against people who refrain from consuming animal products. Making choices based on one’s moral view is an aspect of human exceptionalism.
DNA has long been considered the “master molecule” in genetics, but its erstwhile servant, RNA, is gaining increased recognition for its many essential functions.
California is in worse shape now than it was in 2004. Thousands of people are living in tents on the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Several news items reinforce ideas advanced by ID advocates regarding junk DNA, irreducible complexity, and human uniqueness.