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5:07 PM | February 19, 2013
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The evolutionary process usually acts to select the single best adaptation to help an organism survive, but sometimes it also works to maintain genetic variation in a population to keep the species’ hereditary options open. For example, humans can carry two versions of the hemoglobin gene: a normal one, and a mutated one that distorts [...]

Leffler EM, Gao Z, Pfeifer S, Ségurel L, Auton A, Venn O, Bowden R, Bontrop R, Wall JD, Sella G & Donnelly P (2013). Multiple Instances of Ancient Balancing Selection Shared Between Humans and Chimpanzees., Science (New York, N.Y.), PMID:

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