‘Living fossil’ may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory: Natural selection’s reach extends beyond genome into epigenome, study suggests — ScienceDaily

A research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome — a term that refers to an assortment of chemical ‘annotations’ to the genome that determine whether, when and to what extent genes are activated — and has done so for tens of millions of years.

Source: ‘Living fossil’ may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory: Natural selection’s reach extends beyond genome into epigenome, study suggests — ScienceDaily

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