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Masel and Rajon
01/25/11

 

Just like erasing misspellings on a whiteboard, organisms have evolved mechanisms to deal with errors that pop up when genetic information is translated into proteins. Joanna Masel (left) and Etienne Rajon discovered that such errors help organisms adapt to evolutionary challenges. Here, they write "GATTACA" on a whiteboard, for the 1997 movie spelled with letters of the genetic alphabet. Credit: Beatriz Verdugo/UANews



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