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Evolution’s Usual Suspects: 2. Hijackers in Rehab

Have you ever had a cold that you just couldn’t shake? One that seemed to take months to release its vicious grip on your abused body? Definitely NOT fun. Now imagine an infection that hangs on for millions of years. Yep, … Continue reading

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Evolution’s Usual Suspects: 1. Plagiarizing Wizards

Our Chimaeric Evolutionary Roots: The Primordial Crimes That Birthed Us In my last post (“Cavemen in Your Genes“), I described the idea that this bizarre creature we call human (and indeed much of life on earth) is a lot like Frankenstein’s … Continue reading

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Cavemen in Your Genes

The familiar nursery rhyme (…What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails…) has more merit than many of us realize. Indeed, mother nature is the eldest and most accomplished genetic engineer among us. In the next posts I’m … Continue reading

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