Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Human Evolution slower TPT

An investigation into genetic changes in two generations of families has found humans are evolving slower than previously thought.

"The mutation rate is extremely variable from individual to individual or (...) some people have mechanisms that reduce the likelihood of mutations," concluded Awadalla.

This variability could prompt a rethink on predicting the risk of inherited disease, caused by flawed genes bequeathed by one or both parents.