MUTAAION
Dec28

MUTAAION

Five years of heavy meticulous biology courses, and it all boils down to one single idea: DNA -> RNA -> Protein This is known as the central dogma of Biology. Really, that’s all there is to it. Every single life-form on Earth follows this universal norm (except for retroviruses- these are the viruses that have an RNA rather than a DNA genome and so they go the other way around, hence the “retro” prefix. That group includes the...

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Just Another Species of Big Mammal
Dec26

Just Another Species of Big Mammal

“It’s obvious that humans are unlike all animals. It is also obvious that we are a species of big mammal down to the minutest detail[…]That contradiction is the most fascinating feature of the human species.” – Jared Diamond   The genetic distance separating us from chimps is roughly 1.7%. Let me put this in another way for you to appreciate the significance of that figure. The genetic difference separating humans from...

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