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Archive for September 28, 2014

The Genetic Evolutionary Arms Race


Genes are tricky little buggers, the stuff that makes us up has fought the test of time to make it to where we are today. It is thought that our genes changed in an attempt to outpace other life, albeit random changes.That might only be half right however, new findings suggest that there is an evolutionary arms race going on within the genome against, of all things, itself. This inherent competition of primates  drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies