Geneticists found a solution
For uncovering new evolution.
By measuring genes,
They now have the means
To map an event's contribution.
And armed with this means of detection
They've identified recent selection;
But it still can't reveal
The errant allele
That resulted in Bush's election!
Thanks to George at Brewed Fresh Daily for allerting me to the story. It's worth a read if only for the wonderful evolutionary morph of Stephen Jay Gould.
And the Evolutionary Beat Goes On . . .
By Shankar Vedantam, The Washington Post, 7/24/06