Wednesday, November 07, 2012

MadSci Network: Does the DNA contain the codes needed for shaping body organs?

I love composing answers for the MadSci Network and here is my latest here [link].

The challenge to answering such questions is to try and place the answer in a coherent and accessible context.  While it is hard to know whether a particular answer actually succeeds in doing that, it certainly gets one thinking about how to address complex questions and looking around for compelling references and resources.

For this answer, I found an amazing video on polydactyl, which could be viewed as a beneficial mutation (assuming that six fingers and toes are better than five!)