A new study in plants suggests that the DNA mutations that drive evolution aren't entirely random, but occur more frequently in specific parts of the genome

The DNA mutations that drive evolution are generally thought to be fairly random, but a new study suggests there’s some order to the chaos. Comparing the genomes of hundreds of plants grown in a lab, a team of scientists has found that mutations are far less likely to occur in genes essential for survival.

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