Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists have been trying to get an accurate estimate of the mutation rate for over 70 years.Interesting; science or subliminal social conditioning? And is there a difference?
However, only now has it been possible to get a reliable estimate, thanks to "next generation" technology for genetic sequencing. The findings may lead to new treatments and insights into our evolution. - BBC
The obvious YouTube tie-in is The X-Men, but since I'm still smarting from The 4400's cancellation I thought I'd put in a plug for the series, just in case some readers aren't familiar with it. Here's how the pitch meeting went: "It's X-Files meets The X-Men."
UPDATE: Some of you have heard the Japanese First Lady's claims of "alien abduction." I was going to do a bit on it in a news post, but Andre's got it covered.
UPDATE II: Andre also points us to David Icke's worst nightmare: "DNA Research & Fossils Links Human Ear Evolution to Reptiles."