Saturday, October 22, 2011

Resurrecting old genes....

This has been an interesting area of research for some time (see the reconstruction of the Sleeping Beauty transposon); it often provokes responses from various pseudoscientific religious fundamentalists.  Here is a recent example, the reconstruction of an ancestral glucocorticoid receptor.  
At Panda's Thumb, P.Z. Meyers (post 1post2) and Jack Scanlon respond to various distortions of the science.  

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