Answer by Diane Eager It is commonly believed that white blood cells only exist to fight infectious diseases, but they do have other functions. First of all, we need to note that the cells that are called “white blood cells” do not actually live their lives or carry out their functions in the blood. These […]
Answer by Diane Eager Let’s start by asking where the figure of 49% comes from. The complete genome of fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe (the yeast used in brewing) was found to have only 4,824 protein coding genes, whilst humans have over 20,000. Therefore, it cannot be a reference to 49% of the total human genome. […]
It is possible for one couple to give rise to all of these
DINOSAURS: Tissue and cells in dinosaur bones just shows they last a long time. Why make a big thing of it?
It is worth making a big thing of it.