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October 18, 2016:
Could further research into the FOXP2 gene pinpoint when on the evolutionary timeline of Homo sapiens language developed?
July 8, 2015:
If humans have a common ancestor, why do we have different color skins?
April 1, 2015:
Developmental plasticity in evolution - would you please explain it. And how does it differ from DNA methylation?
September 26, 2014:
Since DNA mutations usually do not make us healthier, how can we have mutated from monkeys? Or did monkeys really mutate from us?
January 30, 2014:
My wife and I were chatting this morning about our children (boy and girl) and twins and then genes. It made me wonder, why any of our children have differences at all. Her ovaries are producing eggs which presumably have the same DNA. I produce sperm which I also presume to have the same DNA.
Mixing the two together, one would think all our children would be clones - which of course they are not. So what makes the difference, and more importantly WHY? Why would her body and mine produce something that is "random?” It would seem more logical to produce the same things.
October 30, 2013:
Do Neanderthal and modern humans have the same number of chromosomes (46 instead of 48 like apes) and if so, has this fact been actually scientifically shown by fossil record or is it speculated by anthropology? Also at what point in time in human evolution it is believed that the fusion of chromosome 2 occurred?
January 16, 2013:
I’ve been reading about how humans went from 48 to 46 chromosomes. How is this possible? Wouldn’t you end up with Down syndrome or something?
December 12, 2012:
I have heard we have genes in our DNA for beaks which kind of supports the idea that we all evolved from other animals. If this is the case, are there other recessive genes that we have like the one for the beak?
September 28, 2012:
It seems to me that since good mutations are so rare, any trait that requires a lot of mutations shouldn’t happen. Are there any real examples of something like this happening? Where many mutations lead to a new trait?
August 7, 2012:
Will some types of fish that are regularly caught by hook and line eventually evolve a resistance to this type of fishing method?
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