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When abnormality is beneficial

One might think that aneuploidy — having an abnormal number of chromosomes — would be harmful, and would reduce an organism's fitness. Not necessarily: it all depends on the type of aneuploidy and the associated conditions. See Letter p.321

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Berman, J. When abnormality is beneficial. Nature 468, 183–184 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468183a

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