Previously in the Quandary Den, I gave you a chance to do some evolutionary artificial life experiments for yourself. I hope you got an opportunity to at least run a couple of different rounds with the simulation.
let's learn evolutionary biology together
Last week I introduced you to my escape room/dungeon crawling/superhero training simulation and a few basic results. I don’t want to keep all the fun for myself, so now it’s your turn.
What do you with a biologist who isn’t great with living things?
As you read this, millions of people around the world are making antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. None of those people were born with a gene for those specific antibodies. Yet in just a couple of weeks following exposure to the virus–or now, one of its proteins via a vaccine–their immune systems can make antibodies that bind tightly and very specifically to the outside of the coronavirus, inhibiting its ability to infect their cells.