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'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory

19:00 EST 15 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(University of California - San Francisco) A UC San Francisco-led research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome -- a term that refers to an assortment of chemical "annotations" to the genome that determine whether, when and to what extent genes are activated -- and has done so for tens of millions of years.

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