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Gene duplication

Video 4 of the third Unit of the MOOC “Evolution of genomes”, to be published soon (and where you will find Notes, further reading and other resources). 147 more words


On the creepy parallel between gene duplication and oppression - as inspired by a passage from Karen Armstrong's "Fields of Blood."

“If, as has been shown for ethnographically documented hunter-gatherers, women in the most meat-dependent foraging societies spend less time procuring food and more time engaged in the production of technology and performing nonsubsistence tasks, then Clovis women likely spent the majority of their time not gathering plants.  1,835 more words

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How the snake got his venom

Aside from its supposed complexity (see previous post), one of the reasons I started working on snake venom was the apparent prevalence of gene duplication and neofunctionalisation (where a gene is duplicated and one of the duplicates evolves an entirely new role) in the evolution of venom toxins. 713 more words