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Two Mutations Triggered an Evolutionary Leap 500 Million Years Ago


June 24, 2013

biology graphic 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. Full Story

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University of Chicago Medical Center

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