Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Knowledge: Will the Theory Change?

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Categories : Science, Biology, Evolution

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published: mardi 28 novembre 2006 19:53:33

Mike reported last week about the discovery of some dramatic variation in the genomes of humans - at least 10% of genes vary in number of copies. The 11-24 press release from Howard Hughes Medical Institute entitled Genetic Variation: We're More Different Than We Thought says these findings are expected to change the way researchers think about genetic diseases and human evolution.

Now, it's not like this information wasn't out there to be discovered, it's just that researchers didn't believe what they were seeing because it contradicted their preconceived notions…

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