Kansas City Star: Experts plot humans’ course on evolutionary road
RALEIGH, N.C. | Scientists have mapped the evolutionary steps taken by a protein that links modern humans to a creature that swam in the oceans 450 million years ago.
The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, provides further rebuttal to creationists by filling in the gaps that show how evolution occurred on a molecular level.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Oregon looked at a precursor to a modern protein called the glucocorticoid receptor. In humans, the protein lives in the adrenal glands and helps regulate the body’s stress response. ...