5. The Evidence for the Theory is Irrefutable ==>
   5.1. Direct Evidence ==>

5.1.2. Genetic Evidence

THE POINT!

A totally different approach to the validation of evolution theory. Looking at the genetic structure of present and past species.

Today, comparative genomics (the analysis of whole sets of genetic information from different species) is confirming the core of Darwin's theory at the deepest level. Scientists can now track, DNA molecule by DNA molecule, exactly what mutations occurred, and how one species changed into another

Genes and their regulatory regions control the morphology of animals through very complex biochemical processes that affect cell behavior during embryonic development. Experimental studies of model organisms such as fruit flies, worms, fish, and mice are advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved.

Using a combination of genetics, genomics, biochemistry, and comparative organismal biology we can interpret the history of the morphological transformations in the humanoid skeleton and musculature in terms of the molecular changes in the DNA that caused them. Genes and their regulatory regions control the morphology of animals through very complex biochemical processes that affect cell behavior during embryonic development. Experimental studies of model organisms such as fruit flies, worms, fish, and mice are advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved.