The good news is we still have time to close the gap between “could” and “should” in how scientists redesign and reengineer genetic code.
Source: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should: What Genetic Engineers Can Learn From ‘Jurassic World’
The numbat genome can help scientists piece together the Tasmanian tiger’s genome—and maybe even resurrect Australia’s iconic lost species.
Source: How the Newly Decoded Numbat Genome Could Help Bring the Tasmanian Tiger Back From Extinction
The algorithm is deep learning’s first foray into building proteins around their functions, opening a door to previously unimaginable treatments.
Source: Protein-Designing AI Opens Door to Medicines Humans Couldn’t Dream Up
It’s a good idea to be skeptical when any such claim is followed up with the assertion that humans “aren’t that cognitively unique after all.”
Source: Claim: Dogs Can Form “Abstract Concepts” | Evolution News
Evidence from 252m years ago shows surviving animals bounced back stronger, fitter, faster and smarter
Source: Terrawatch: how mass extinctions can spur on evolution | Science | The Guardian
No one knows for sure why we can’t remember the things that happened to us when we were infants—but scientists have a few guesses.
Source: Why Can’t You Remember the First Years of Your Life? What Scientists Know About ‘Infantile Amnesia’
Scientists have answered a longstanding question about mammalian evolution, examining ear anatomy of living and extinct mammals and their close relatives to determine when warm-bloodedness – a trait integral to the lineage’s success – first emerged.
Source: Scientists reveal origin of mammal evolution milestone: warm-bloodedness | Reuters
The long read: A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology
Source: Do we need a new theory of evolution? | Evolution | The Guardian