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Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible?
November 8, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A review published in the Nov. 9 issue of Science explores the complexity of evolution's predictability in extraordinary detail. In the reviews researchers at Kenyon College, Michigan State University and Washington University in St. Louis closely examine evidence from a number of empirical studies of evolutionary repeatability and contingency in an effort to fully interrogate ideas about contingency's role in evolution. Full Story
Washington University in St. Louis
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