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Chase Nelson

Chase Nelson at Inference Review: Reconstructing ancestral proteins

Nelson: "... it is only possible to scratch the surface of evolutionary history—only those proteins which diverged relatively recently remain similar enough to compare with confidence. The deepest questions about the origins of novel gene families remain shrouded in mystery." Read More ›

More on male vs. female body form and Darwinian sexual selection

Nelson: There is no evidence to support the assumption that mechanically efficient bipedal walking requires a narrow pelvic morphology. If there are metabolic costs to walking and running with wider hips, they could be offset by subtle changes in movement patterns. Read More ›