500-year old gene provides window into evolution

| July 16, 2012
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Researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli(E. coli) – the bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, which has given the scientists a front row seat to observe descent with modification in action.

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