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Stories by Christopher Wills2 articles archived since 1845

DNA Microsatellites: Agents of Evolution?

Repetitive DNA sequences play a surprising role in how bacteria-- and perhaps higher organisms-- adapt to their environments. On the downside, they have also been linked to human disease

January 1, 1999 — Christopher Wills and E. Richard Moxon

Genetic Load

The term refers to the accumulated mutations in the gene pool of an entire species. Part of the load reduces the viability of the species; the rest may be a priceless genetic resource

March 1, 1970 — Christopher Wills

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