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Topic: Shades of Darwin's Radio in the News Today

From: Terran
Location: Florida
Date: 02/11/2009


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090211/sc_nm/us_genes_humans_2

Re: Shades of Darwin's Radio in the News Today

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/11/2009

Very intriguing. Copies of genes can be made by retrotransposons... wonder if that's the next part of this discovery?

Re: Shades of Darwin's Radio in the News Today

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 02/14/2009

If I'm not missing something here, my question is, what invoked and drove the changes?

Re: Shades of Darwin's Radio in the News Today

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/24/2009

Excellent question. My theory is that it's a confluence of environmental signals relayed through stress-induced chemistry--but no doubt other causes are involved.

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