Science reporters struggle for metaphors to describe the complex operations they see going on in the cell.
From a new, open-access article, “Implications of the first complete human genome assembly.”
Purported examples of poor design usually represent opinions resulting from armchair critics’ limited understanding of the technical literature.
I will begin with an example from embryology, then turn to metabolism, and finish with the breadth of chemical space covered by the natural amino acids.
A couple of years ago, Professor Lents became fascinated by orphan genes, and went looking for them in the human genome.