This I believe: we need to understand evolution, adaptation, and phenotype

  title={This I believe: we need to understand evolution, adaptation, and phenotype},
  author={Eugenie C Scott},
  journal={Frontiers in Genetics},
  • E. Scott
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Genetics
I believe that there are three genetics-related concepts that, if taught properly, would greatly improve the biological literacy of our fellow citizens. The first is evolution, the big idea of biology, that living things have common ancestors. Misunderstandings about the concept of evolution could produce an entire new column, but suffice to say that this basic biological principle, explaining why phenomena in biology are the way they are, rather than some other way, somehow hasn't filtered… Expand
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