Wednesday, 20 November 2013


I am confused about what our topic is about...
  I get genetic knock out and experimental manipulation... however I don't clearly understand the bridge between them?
Can anybody shed some light?

From what I gather, the big QUESTION presented in our topic is:

 How useful is genetic knock out / experimental manipulation research in our understanding of evolutionary physiology... since Denis Noble points out a number of other non-genetic influences on this.

Please feel free to correct me!

PS - in Noble's paper he posts this table... I feel like it summarises his main points - "the paradigm shift."

1 comment:

  1. I think we should be focusing on comparing bottom-up (gene controlled) vs top-down (environmental etc controlled) effects on the phenotype