Observing Evolution in Action

Biologists at Georgia Tech have presented some fascinating results at the Nasa International Astrobiology Science Conference as reported on http://www.wired.co.uk.    After ‘resurrecting’ a 500-million-year-old bacterial gene and inserting it into modern Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria, researchers have observed the genetically engineered bacterium grow and mutate over more than 1,000 generations; this has scientists to quite literally see … More Observing Evolution in Action