CRR
Lv 7
CRR asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 4 years ago

Gene evolution?

What do you think is the BEST example of gene evolution from this article?

New Scientist: Five classic examples of gene evolution

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16834-five-...

I know "New Scientist" is a popular science magazine for the general public and it has been known to get things wrong, and it is not a learned journal and the articles that appear in it are not peer reviewed.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Good article. The best example of evolution I've seen is a family in South America who all have six working fingers on each hand, that work perfectly. It actually appears to be an improvement, and it shows how large leaps can happen in one generation, by slightly altering the way the code is read or something.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Sorry, i didn't see anything about gene evolution, just some wishful thinking.

  • 4 years ago

    If true, then the very last example: beta-lactamase => "nylonase" by two amino acid substitutions.

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