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How predictable is evolution?

Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth. In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers show that ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Evolution
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Speedy the tortoise and altering the genetic code

Last week my sister sent me a great article from Buzzfeed on "a reptile dysfunction". It's about stupid people who buy cute little baby tortoises that, after a few sweet months, enter a growth spurt and rapidly begin to assume ...

dateAug 05, 2016 in Evolution
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Cousin marriage laws outdated

Laws banning marriage between first cousins are based on outdated assumptions about a high degree of genetic risk for offspring and should be repealed, according to a population genetics expert.

dateDec 23, 2008 in
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