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Two Mutations Triggered an Evolutionary Leap 500 Million Years Ago
June 24, 2013
A research team led by a University of Chicago scientist has discovered two key mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution 500 million years ago. In a feat of "molecular time travel," the researchers resurrected and analyzed the functions of the ancestors of genes that play key roles in modern human reproduction, development, immunity and cancer.
University of Chicago Medical Center
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