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Fact not theory; 150 years on from Darwin’s watershed publication; evidence not belief.
A recent Harris poll asked Americans “Do you believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution?” Others more eminent have commented on the answers; I would like to comment on the question. 813 more words
Be as egocentric as you want, but always remember: You were one point mutation away from being somebody else.
(PS To the genetics nerds out there, I know they messed up the “original” strands in this diagram as the originals from different strands cannot be identical but rather should be complementary.)
Researchers found a rare mutation that protects overweight people from getting Type 2 diabetes. The mutation causes a copy of the ZnT8 gene, which is used by pancreas cells, to be destroyed causing a slight increase in the release of insulin and a slight decrease in blood glucose for the person’s entire lifespan. 103 more words