Juan Enriquez "Mapping Life"

Juan Enriquez

Mapping Life

“All life is imperfectly transmitted code,” Enriquez began, “and it is promiscuous.” Thus discoveries like the one last month of an entire bacterial genome inside the DNA of a fruitfly is exploding the old tree-of-life models of evolution. The emerging map replaces gene lineages with gene webs.

“There is a whole genomic continent to discover, and we’ve just mapped part of the coastline so far…

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