The Crooked Timber Of Humanity

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Race Does Not Come Into It

Meehan Crist | LRB | 18th October 2018

The more we learn about human genetics, the more complex its workings appear. “Microbes can gain copies of genes from unrelated microbes through recently discovered and utterly unintuitive processes known as horizontal inheritance. Some microbes will scoop up loose DNA and incorporate it in…

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