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Time in a Bottle: Scientists Watch Evolution Unfold

October 19, 2009

bacteria cultures in a petri dish A 21-year experiment at Michigan State University that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, researchers say. Full Story

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