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From: Charles Hollenbeck <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New estimate for human mutation rate
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:28:13 -0700
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YES! Thank you Dick. I've been hoping something like this would eventually
get done.

> Science doi:10.1126/science.1186802 (2010)
> The human mutation rate is lower than previously thought, according to
> researchers who sequenced the entire genomes of four family members ...
> David Galas and Leroy Hood at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle,
> Washington, and their colleagues estimate that roughly 70 new mutations
> arise per genome between generations. This is lower than earlier estimates
> based on genomic comparisons between humans and their closest living
> relatives, chimpanzees...

Push those dates back were they belong.


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