Tag: "selfish" at biology news
Stem cell research
...will. While it may seem distasteful to some, being selfish
is a crucial quality that has ensured the survival of our species to this point. Stem cell research is simply one more step to help fulfill the human drive for a better life. I don't want to sound unreasonably rosy about the benefits of stem cell res...
Evolving slower gets you the bigger piece of the pie
...e slow evolver: each species grows best when it is selfish
and the other generous, and thus one might expect most individuals in a species to come from areas which are predominantly selfish. This would mean that there is a bias towards selfish-selfish pairing, and those favor the slow evolver. Thus, in some ...
African ants' self-defense takes a heavy toll on hosts
...Stanton said. "Our field results suggest that this selfish
pruning behavior has evolvedbecause it increases the life span of C. nigriceps colonies, even though itremoves all the host tree's flowers and stops the tree from reproducing,"Stanton said. "There can be a fine line separating a mutualistic interacti...
The Commons: Not Always A Tragedy
...ivatism offree enterprise." Humans were painted as selfish
and shortsighted. This thesishas been used as a justification for central government control of diverse typesof common- pool resources over the last three decades. The Science article, " Revisiting the Commons: Local Lessons, GlobalChallenges," exp...
Transposable Elements May Have Had A Major Role In The Evolution Of Higher
.... "The whole idea of transposons as purely selfish
DNA is beginning tocrumble," said John McDonald, a...sms initially arose as a defensive response to the selfish
drive oftransposable elements." The lines of evidence McDonald uses in developing his theor...