A recent study from the University of Buffalo has raised some very interesting points, as well as some ethical concerns The researchers were able to wirelessly control a gene in lab-grown tissue. The researchers speculated that this could be used to help cure cancer and some other diseases. While the editing itself is interesting, what … Continue reading Hacking Genes
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?
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
Hopefully, some of you have been following my series on baraminology that has been posting periodically throughout the last few months. In this article, I'm going to take time off from working on those articles and demonstrate how to use the BLAST software available from the NIH, discuss how this technology applies to baraminology, and … Continue reading BLAST Genome Comparison