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Drug Resistance
Germ Warfare: A drug-resistant staph strain has doctors on edge
    Perspective: Neutral
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Summaries of articles of the topic from several magazines. Examines the rapidly increasing problem of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, explains how drug resistance develops, and suggests what steps we can take.
Horizontal Gene Transfer
Papers by Dr. Michael Syvanen
    Perspective: Evolutionist
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PDF copies of papers which are no longer in print.
Junk DNA
PSEUDOGENES AND ORIGINS
    Perspective: Neutral
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Are pseudogenes really purposeless junk DNA whose presence of identical copies in different species is an indicator of common descent and an argument against Creation? Or is the conclusion of purposeless unjustified? Explores the details behind this issue.
Pseudogenes: Are They Non-Functional?
    Perspective: Creationist
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Argues that pseudogenes do indeed possess function and therefore are not the evidence for evolution that evolutionists claim.
Pseudogenes: a Description of the Problem
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Explains how man's decline can be interpreted in terms of pseudogenes.
Transposons
    Perspective: Neutral
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Explains the results of recent work on transposons, DNA sequences which move around in the genome. Improved understanding is revealing that these mobile genetic elements are more important than had previously been appreciated.
Mutations
Are Mutations Harmful
    Perspective: Evolutionist
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A detailed discussion of types of mutations and their potential effects. Explains how mutations can be either harmful, neutral and helpful. Provides examples.
Neutral Theory
Genetics 3200
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Provides a little background on natural selection and genetic drift, then explains how recent work has not supported the position of the neutralists who believe that most evolution takes place through genetic drift rather than through natural selection.


 
 

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