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Sex accelerates adaptation

An analysis confirms the long-standing theory that sex increases the rate of adaptive evolution by accelerating the speed at which beneficial mutations sweep through sexual, as opposed to asexual, populations. See Letter p.233

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Goddard, M. Sex accelerates adaptation. Nature 531, 176–177 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17304

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