Tag: Genetics

Directed Genomic Alteration?

Directed Genomic Alteration?

A recent paper in PLOS One raised a very interesting question. The authors asked the question, "What is a mutation?". The article specifically focused on mutations in bacteria, but the implications are massive for the origins argument. This article is going to break down exactly what these authors found and see what the implications are … Continue reading Directed Genomic Alteration?

Defining Beneficial Mutations

Defining Beneficial Mutations

Beneficial mutations are a hot topic in the biology field. They are a necessity for most if not all models of evolution and, as such, are highly sought after among evolutionary biologists.  This fervor is even more heightened by the sheer number of beneficial mutations needed to move a microbe to a man.  Thus numerous … Continue reading Defining Beneficial Mutations