“How much of the metazoan genome is devoted to collaboration became clear when the first metazoan genome was sequenced, in 1998. The organism was a worm, Casnorhabditis elegans, which has a nervous system with exactly 302 neurons. It turns out that about 90 percent of it’s 18,891 genes are not present in single-celled prokaryotes, because the job of these genes is to help cells work together.” A passage from Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian.


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Edwan A. Wibawa

Edwan A. Wibawa

Currently reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt