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Gene Interactions

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A team of geneticists uncovered new evidence for design when they discovered that gene interactions are much more complex than anyone had previously realized. They mapped a genetic interaction network in yeast that consisted of about one thousand genes and four thousand interactions. When they tested 143 mutant genes the team found an average of 34 interactions per gene and only half of the interactions were in local biochemical pathways. This amazing level of complexity points to a supernatural Designer.


Amy Hin Yan Tong, et al, “Global Mapping of the Yeast Genetic Interaction Network,” Science, 303 (2004), pp. 808-813; Lee Hartwell, “Robust Interactions,” Science, 303 (2004), pp. 774-775.


RTB book: The Origins of Life by Rana and Ross

Subjects: Biochemical Design

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana