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  • Is there a ‘Gay Gene?’ More information, but much more to learn Rainbow Flag, (C) Wikimedia CommonsFrom Largest study of gay brothers homes in on 'gay genes' One question that has significance for science and religion alike is whether homosexuality is a choice or genetically predetermined. Several previous studies have found regions of the genome that contain regions that are sometimes different (variants) in gay men. This study adds credence to…

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  • The Physics of Evolution: Equations shed new light on nature’s mysteries physics-of-evolutionPresented by Jeong-Mo Choi, Bryan Weinstein, and Amy Gilson Did you know that principles and equations from physics can be used to study evolution? We'll describe how physics-based models can be used to predict evolution, on the level of individual molecules and whole populations. First, Jeong-Mo will describe how scientists began to use quantitative models…