"A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband"1
Actually, it seems that good marriages occur between a deaf husband and a deaf wife: Such is the attraction that, in the United States, 85% of individuals with profound deafness marry another deaf person. One consequence of this, according to a potentially explosive article in the
The article is labeled "Perspective" and, notably, carries a caution that it represents the authors' opinions and has not been peer reviewed. Authors Walter Nance and Michael Kearsey describe a computer simulation that shows how assortative mating accelerates the genetic response to relaxed selection. In other words, the removal of a strong selective pressure against a particular mutated form of a gene, combined with reproduction by phenotypically...
This issue highlights an emerging tool for functional genomics, the interactome. By mapping protein-protein interactions throughout the cell, scientists are finding functions for novel proteins and learning new roles for known proteins.
In addition to an article on page 18, make sure you get your poster of the