Thursday, July 07, 2005

Epigenetics and Neanderthal genomes....   posted by Razib @ 7/07/2005 01:21:00 AM

As usual, John Hawks summarizes and expands on recent stories about the possible sequencing of the Neanderthal genome and the epigenetics of "identical" twins so well all I can really add is to link and plead that you go and "read the whole thing." There are only two things I feel like saying:

  • The possibility that you could have a Neanderthal-human "chimera" is good fodder for near future science fiction.

  • Epigenetics is one of those topics that the public should know about, but the whole Nature vs. Nurture dichotomy just swallows it up.