Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 13th, 2005
Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers said the new model could help identify genes that increase a pathogen's ability to evolve quickly against immune responses. Knowing those genes could help scientists develop new and better vaccines.
Meyers' model predicts that populations can evolve "genetic potential"-genes that can create new traits quickly and simply in changing environments.
"In fluctuating environments, you may get populations evolving right to...
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