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Mutant Champions Save Imperiled Species From Almost-certain Extinction

February 19, 2013

tiny wells hold individual populations of E. coli Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet. University of Washington scientists are considering the genetic underpinnings of such "evolutionary rescue." Full Story

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