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Feedforward loop for diversity

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DNA-sequence analysis suggests that genetic mutations arise at elevated rates in genomes harbouring high levels of heterozygosity — the state in which the two copies of a genetic region contain sequence differences. See Letter p.463

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Figure 1: Generating variation.

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Lynch, M. Feedforward loop for diversity. Nature 523, 414–416 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14634

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