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Corals Upend Longstanding Idea About Genetic Inheritance
Most animals can’t pass on mutations that arise spontaneously throughout their lives—but Elkhorn corals can.
Corals Upend Longstanding Idea About Genetic Inheritance
Corals Upend Longstanding Idea About Genetic Inheritance

Most animals can’t pass on mutations that arise spontaneously throughout their lives—but Elkhorn corals can.

Most animals can’t pass on mutations that arise spontaneously throughout their lives—but Elkhorn corals can.

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Fruit Flies Evolve in Time with the Seasons: Study
Natalia Mesa | Mar 17, 2022 | 5 min read
Researchers find that evolution can operate on extraordinarily fast timescales.
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Study: Sickle Cell Mutation Driven by Pressure, Not Random Chance
Dan Robitzski | Mar 17, 2022 | 6 min read
New research finds that the appearance of the HbS mutation, which protects against malaria but leads to sickle cell disease when present in two copies, was more common in sperm samples from men in Ghana, where malaria risk is high, than Europeans.
Mass Extinctions Set the Pace
Hayley Dunning | Jul 4, 2012 | 1 min read
The rate of evolution is affected for millenia after mass extinctions.
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