Horizontal Gene Transfer Making a mess of Darwin’s old Tree

È PRESS RELEASE from Inst. of Science & Society    I have copied the article in full below Basically, HGT (horizontal gene transfer) is non-inherited genetic information that is carried across all domains of life, upsetting the Old Darwinian tree somewhat. Yes, as previous article on this blog have noted: snakes do share some their…

Epigenetics – a new paper by Shapiro & info on GMOs

Below is a copy of an email I received from Sparc - A Floating Knowledge Archive for the Survival of People and Planet   I have linked up the references to articles within the text. New from The Sparc 28th May 2014 This week’s highlights focus on the rapidly expanding field of epigenetics, which is challenging the…