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Why did sex evolve? Prof Laurence Hurst explores

The reason why, in terms of evolution, organisms have sex may seem rather obvious – they do it to reproduce. Clearly, natural selection must favour individuals who can reproduce over those who can't. But this is missing ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Evolution
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Evolution silences harmful mutations

Sometimes so-called synonymous mutations occur in DNA. These do not lead to a change in the protein sequence but which may still have major negative effects on the ability of bacteria to survive. New research from Uppsala ...

dateFeb 17, 2016 in Evolution
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