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Is DNA Repair a Substitute for Sex?

April 2, 2008

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The bdelloid rotifer has thrived over millions of years of evolution apparently without the benefits of sexual recombination. In this week's PNAS, researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole) and Harvard University explain how the bdelloids might avoid the early extinction that befalls most asexuals. Full Story

Marine Biological Laboratory

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