TITLE

Mother superior

AUTHOR(S)
Hamilton, Garry
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/3/2005, Vol. 187 Issue 2515, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that researchers are comparing the genes of all kinds of life to draw a portrait of every living thing on Earth. It was in the middle-1800s that Charles Darwin first focused attention on our distant ancestry by setting out his theory of evolution by natural selection. Almost every organism, for example, uses long strands of deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA, to encode the countless proteins required to build and sustain life. Last universal common ancestor's DNA would have been far too complex to have arisen spontaneously from the primordial soup.
ACCESSION #
18212625

 

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