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Worming into genetic instability

A study of roundworms shows that genomic mutations occur surprisingly frequently, and that the kinds of changes involved differ from those predicted. Are genomes inherently less stable than previously suspected?

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Rosenberg, S., Hastings, P. Worming into genetic instability. Nature 430, 625–626 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430625a

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