Some Alzheimer genes identified

It’s 16 years since the last genetic identification of Alzheimer’s factors. This is potentially huge, as at least 1 in 4 cases of Alzheimers are known to have a strong genetic component, and it has long been suspected that other gene clusters are very important factors in the development of the disease.

Natural vs Artificial Selection

I caught some of an interview on RN yesterday morning with an erudite bioscience type, who made some very nice distinctions about what does and does not constitute evolution, including the provocative statement that in the West, humans have virtually stopped evolving as the term is normally understood (there are caveats and clarifications).