Biology is becoming overwhelmed by new vistas of dynamic complexity. Attempts to get a handle on this complexity has ushered in the era of Omics.
It turns out the mouse endogenous retrovirus L (MERVL) is essential for embryogenesis, according to a recently published article.
The media are generous with claims that new findings “shed light” on evolution.
There’s a lot more going on in those sequences of nucleotides than we could have imagined.