23andMe celebrates genetic diversity but today we’d like to celebrate our genetic similarities -- to other organisms. You are no rabbit or chicken (or, if you are, you are a truly impressive rabbit or chicken to be reading this blog). Rather, your DNA contains all the instructions for making you human. All [...]
Tag: Fruit Fly
April 20, 2012
Genetic Similarities of Mice and Men
August 21, 2008
Is That a Peacock Feather under your Coat … Or are You Just Happy to See Me?
An animal's ability to survive often depends on how well it can avoid predators. Many species of fish, birds, and mammals have evolved ingenious methods of staying hidden from predators by blending into the background in one form or another. But what about animals that do the opposite? How and why would [...]