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Planet Earth

Evolvability: My story in today's NY Times

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMarch 22, 2011 8:17 AM

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Today I've got a story about some new research into evolvability--the potential to reach new adaptations. Scientists have explored the possibility of evolvability for some time now, but mostly through analyzing mathematical equations. Now a new study offers a fine-grained picture of evolvability in action. Richard Lenski of Michigan State and his colleagues have watch evolvability help one line of bacteria beat out another one. It's a Darwinian story of the tortoise and the hare. Check it out. (For more on evolvability, check out this review by Massimo Pigliucci [pdf])

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