In 2015, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for decades of research into DNA—research that reinforces the idea … Continue reading Nobel-Winning DNA Research Challenges Evolutionary Theory
Whenever I speak on university campuses, students challenge me with the endosymbiont hypothesis. This hypothesis is an important facet of … Continue reading Why Do Mitochondria Have DNA?
To boldly go where no one has gone before . . . or not? That is the question when considering … Continue reading Imago Dei and the Ethics of Gene Modification
Viruses are a mystery: No one knows where they originate. As a virologist, I’ve always thought of viruses as incomplete … Continue reading A Common Design View of ERVs Encourages Scientific Investigation
Have you ever thought about which characteristics are critical for an infant’s development? By observing whether an infant is breathing, … Continue reading Exploring the Human Genome: Can We Make Predictions from Infancy?
Because of my responsibilities at Reasons to Believe, I spend a lot of time reading scientific magazines and journals. While … Continue reading Gene Architecture Illuminates the Brilliance of Life’s Molecular Logic
If aliens from another world were to visit Earth, their arrival would generate headlines and major buzz. In fact, if … Continue reading Artificial DNA, Actual Design
Is mankind still evolving? Does natural selection operating on heritable genetic variation really have the power to generate improved organisms? … Continue reading Do Increasing Autism Rates Demonstrate Genetic Entropy?
Two researchers have demonstrated that DNA harbors information in both digital and analog formats. These two types of information appear … Continue reading Digital and Analog Information Housed in DNA
Life scientists continue to identify new functions for so-called junk DNA. Recently, a researcher from the US Centers for Disease … Continue reading New Research Suggests Two Overlooked Functions of Junk DNA