Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wings really cause a tornado in Texas?
RNA interference essentially involves a four-step pathway.
“Input caterpillar — black box — output butterfly. What happened?”
The new design mimics two advantages of butterfly wings: optical enhancement and water resistance.
The documentary Metamorphosis, like previous Illustra masterpieces, contains visualizations of biological systems that cannot be photographed in real time. Joseph Condeelis of Light Productions is the genius behind many of the animated sequences.