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. […]
Answer by Diane Eager This combination is possible if the father has a rare condition named Bombay phenotype. This is the lack of a molecule, called H, which connects the A and B molecules to a blood cell’s surface. As a result the blood cells without H do not have A or B molecules on […]
Answer by Diane Eager This question arose following reports in New Scientist, Science (AAAS) News and Associated Press 17 November 2014 and Discover Magazine 18 November 2014 about research by Alan Sanders of NorthShore Research Institute in Illinois and colleagues. Sanders’ team studied the DNA of 409 pairs of homosexual brothers looking for common genetic […]
The original question was: If man was separately created, how come apes have the same broken gene for making vitamin C as humans do? Surely this could only come about by man evolving from chimpanzees. To claim God made the same mutant in both stretches credulity. Answer by John Mackay To argue that the same […]
HUMAN RACES: If all races originated from Noah’s sons, why are there such big differences between the races?
The original question was: If all human races originated from the sons of Noah, how come there are such big differences between the different races? I have heard the colour differences can be explained by some theory on pigmentation and references to black people having white kids which are not Albino. Also, why are there […]
The original question was: Eve was made from Adam’s rib. Shouldn’t she then also have Y chromosome and shouldn’t she be Adam’s clone? Answer by Diane Eager Genesis tells us God created Eve using material taken from Adam’s side. (Genesis 2:21-22) The Hebrew word for what was taken from Adam is tsela’ (Strong’s H6763), traditionally […]
The original question was: I was wondering, has there ever been a documented mutation that produced a completely brand new function in an organism that wasn’t there before. I know that there have been a very small amount of beneficial mutations, but every example I’ve seen involves getting something broken. Answer by Diane Eager Since […]
What has happened to our genes since creation?
Is this science fiction or science fact?
TAILS & WHALES: As men have genes for tails and whales have genes for legs, surely we must have evolved?
Is this a whale of a tale? What genes do we really have?