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Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

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3 May 16

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Broad international and national coverage of the study on the evolution of the genetic code published in Science Advances by Lluís Ribas, ICREA professor at IRB Barcelona. Sarah Emerson, editor of Motherboard, writes an article aimed at the general public on what caused the genetic code to stop evolving 3000 million years ago.

Read the article in Motherboard (USA)

Read the Article in Daily Mail (UK): Why did our genetic code stop evolving 3 billion years ago? Scientists solve the mystery of life's 'evolutionary limit'

Read the news piece in El Universal (Mexico)
 

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