Thursday, November 25, 2010

Coolish New Stuff From Biology

So this will be a really quick post, mainly for those who have a passionate interest in any of the disciplines of biology. Here I'll be reporting some new areas of research from said fields.

Firstly, we have The Chaos Theory of Evolution (credits go to my friend John who showed it to me). It's an interesting read on how adaptation really doesn't explain the whole picture of large-scale evolutionary changes.

Secondly, we have a new technique in forensic science. Namely, if we have somebody's blood say, at a crime scene, we can take the DNA from the T-lymphocytes in the blood, and by an analysis of the DNA we can determine the age of that person.

Thirdly, we have research concerning glow-in-the-dark plants. Modified genes that code for enzymes that produce light in fireflies are inserted into the genome of a plant, and the plant, in theory, will glow in the dark. This may be a good source of lighting in the future.

Well, that's all for now. Stay tuned, and for those in the U.S., I wish you a happy Thanksgiving Day. For those outside of the U.S., well that just sucks.
Nah, just kidding. I wish you all a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to my bioluminescent botany in future! :)