Posted: Aug 15, 2019 12:11 pm
by Nesslig 20
Rumraket wrote:Quick introduction to the story: Humans have a formerly functional region of the genome that once upon a time, long before we were human, or even apes, from some time close to the common ancestor of all mammals, used to code for a functional protein gene called Vitellogenin, which is an egg-yolk protein. This gene is broken in humans (and all other mammals) and doesn't work, it's a degrading remnant.

Specifically Eutherian mammals (i.e. the placental and marsupial mammals), but not the monotremes which still produce egg-yolk. But besides that, it's entirely correct and the post is a banger of a refutation.