Evolution Fast Track: Otter Genetic History Provides Clues for Future Recovery 

The study, which is among the first genomic studies on otters, found that both the sea otter and giant otter have lost a considerable number of genes related to the sense of smell — a faculty that is

Source: Evolution Fast Track: Otter Genetic History Provides Clues for Future Recovery | Smithsonian’s National Zoo

First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough 

Researchers have determined the first-ever complete sequences of two spider glue genes. Spider glue is a modified form of spider silk that keeps a spider’s prey stuck in its web, and it could have applications in organic pest control and beyond.

Source: First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough: Huge spider glue genes proved exceptionally challenging to sequence, could lead to organic pest control and more — ScienceDaily

Scientists uncover a trove of genes that could hold key to how humans evolved: Dozens of genes previosly thought to have similar roles across species are in fact unique to humans — ScienceDaily

New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain how our species came to be.

Source: Scientists uncover a trove of genes that could hold key to how humans evolved: Dozens of genes previosly thought to have similar roles across species are in fact unique to humans — ScienceDaily

Genes are more like a river than a string of beads… | Uncommon Descent

So we may not even have only one genome. Apart from genome mapping, who would know? It doesn’t seem to affect the sense of singular and unique identity. Readers, if you went through a Darwinian biology curriculum in school, do you think it would have sounded quite the same way if this kind of thin

Source: Genes are more like a river than a string of beads… | Uncommon Descent