My precious daughter-in-law is in her seventh month of pregnancy with my granddaughter, so there has been lots of focus on the miracle of life in our family. When you think about the series of cellular decisions being made every second this child grows within her, it can literally boggle the mind.
How does an atom know to occupy a kidney rather than an ear? All atoms contain the same basic structure, so what is it that informs that atom? It is electromagnetic energy that communicates to the cell the data that informs it to grow into fingers or toes but not a leaf. [Read more...]