Posts Tagged ‘Pufferfish’

Oops: “A Large Proportion of the Mammalian Genome is Functional”

No sooner had Dan Graur finished his talk at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution this week on how if ENCODE’s conclusion (that much of our genome is functional rather than junk) is true, then evolution is false, but that ENCODE most assuredly is not true, that the human genome… more

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you–like the pufferfish–could have so many teeth that you’ll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It’ll be weird. The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more …

Tiny Male Pufferfish Can Out-create You Any Day

Michael Harper for – Your Universe Online

Prepare to be amazed by life. And yes, this story is completely true.

Freelance underwater photographer Yoji Ookata had spent nearly 50 years making dives and cataloging the intricacies and mys…

The Bonobo Genome and Rewinding the Tape of Life

When I wrote for The Scientist , I covered the debuts of several genome sequences fruit fly, rat, pufferfish, and the plague bacterium, to name a few. An illustration in my human genetics textbook resembles the intro to The Brady Bunch, a checker…

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