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Evolution

The 3-D structure of the PON1 enzyme. The main section, in red, is the scaffold of the enzyme and is responsible for PON1’s primary function, while the blue and gray segments can undergo mutation and endow PON1 with additional, promiscuous functions
01.05.2005

In the high-stakes game of evolution, some proteins hedge their bets

Dr. Yitzhak Pilpel. Gene team
01.05.2005
If gene activities were football games, the substitute players would come from the nearest basketball team
Backups for the Gene Team
01.03.2005
Weizmann Institute Scientists discover how substitutions are made for injured genes
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Weizmann Institute Scientists Show how Proteins Beat the Evolutionary Stakes
02.12.2004

A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shown one way that evolving organisms beat the...

How Humans Lost Their Scents
01.03.2003
In at least one type of endeavor, humans can’t even begin to compete with their best friends. Dogs can be trained...
Humanity and Humanism: The Bioethical Perspective of Evolution
10.11.2002
Hubert Markl, Professor of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Former President of the Max Planck Society,...
Emulsion for rapid gene analysis
01.10.2002

Why does nature choose some proteins over others?

New Concept Explains Why Mammals Can't Repair Central Nervous System Damage
16.09.1996
REHOVOT, Israel -- September 17, 1996 -- Why is it that humans and other mammals are left permanently paralyzed...

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