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Defining Beneficial Mutations

Defining Beneficial Mutations

Beneficial mutations are a hot topic in the biology field. They are a necessity for most if not all models of evolution and, as such, are highly sought after among evolutionary biologists.  This fervor is even more heightened by the sheer number of beneficial mutations needed to move a microbe to a man.  Thus numerous … Continue reading Defining Beneficial Mutations

The Lactose Tolerance Mutation

The Lactose Tolerance Mutation

I've been meaning to write about lactose tolerance for a while now. Consistently I see this brought up as an example of a beneficial mutation. Superficially it would seem that it is the case. After all, people who are lactose intolerant miss out on some very tasty foods, that are also beneficial, or so we … Continue reading The Lactose Tolerance Mutation