Polar bears. Is there anything they can’t do?

According to the Daily Mail (yeah, I know) polar bears may hold the key that will allow us to glut our appetites without the downside of heart disease.

We’ll file this one with all the other DNA breakthroughs just around the corner that are going to cure diseases and make us all happier, healthier, and more attractive. Any day now.

My impression—and I’m not a biologist, but I do play at being a scientist now and then—is that the general tilt of DNA research these days is something like “this is turning out to be a lot more complicated than we thought.”

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