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  • Author(s): Hooper, Rowan
  • Source:
    New Scientist. 3/4/2006, Vol. 189 Issue 2541, p53-53. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      The article presents information on a conference titled "Beyond the Selfish Gene: Evolution for the 21st century," a new Scientist/institute of Contemporary Arts discussion that was held at London on February 15, 2006. The "selfish gene" metaphor created by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book has so dominated that discussion about other levels of selection or forms of inheritance has hardly been taken seriously. Eva Jablonka, the principal speaker and an evolutionary biologist at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, believes there are four "dimensions" to evolution namely, genetic, epigenetic, behavioral and symbolic.