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Plants show a new trick
Friday, April 1, 2005

I'd love to know more about this research:

Plants inherit secret stashes of genetic information from their long-dead ancestors and can use them to correct errors in their own genes -- a startling capacity for DNA editing and self-repair wholly unanticipated by modern genetics, researchers said ....

How do the plants determine when to use this capability? How done the search through the space of possible ancestor genes work? Do similar capabilities exist in animal or mammals?

It's wonderful to keep being surprised by how the world works!


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