Inefficent selection as enabler in the evolution of human complexity

Rice University News Summary: A painstaking genomic and proteomic analysis has found a new evolutionary mechanism that accounts for some of the biological complexity of human beings. The scientists who found the mechanism say it helps humans cope with the consequences of inefficient natural selection. It fosters complexity by enabling human proteins to become more […]

The Birth of Epistructural Biology

By Weishi Meng Linus Pauling, the most gifted physical chemist that ever lived, once said that the realization of the relevance of the¬†hydrogen bond, a relatively weak molecular force, gave birth to¬†Structural Biology. He also said that there was more to it, a sort of meta-analysis of structural biology that was still missing. This he […]