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Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Selection: Perplexing Delusions of Certain Neo-Darwinist Advocates

James A. Shapiro | Posted 06.23.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The curious responses to my position exposed a fundamental difference in understanding of biological functions between molecular geneticists and these particular proponents of population genetics. Because I can only speak for the molecular side, let me elaborate.

Cell Cognition and Cell Decision-Making

James A. Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

It is common today for molecular, cell and developmental biologists to speak of cells "knowing" and "choosing" what to do under various conditions.

Living Cells, Complex Systems and the Economy

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Living cells are replete with intricate monitoring and regulatory circuits because survival, reproduction and adaptation to changing circumstances must be highly robust. Understanding these circuits and how they operate is a priority for 21st century cell and molecular biology.

How To Turn On Cancer Fighting Genes

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Nature gave us a gene that may work to suppress cancer. Obviously we have it for a good reason. Every day damaged cells that could become cancer cells arise in our bodies.