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Is stress the prod that gets evolution going (Do chemical alterations in the cell affect the accuracy of DNA replication, producing more mutations?)

A few coffees ago with Lara and Shane, we were discussing the age-old design versus evolution "problem". In my daily reading, I've just stumbled upon this article.

In the article they are just noting that stress is accellerating the reduction of the "protective" tails of the DNA strands (telomeres). Telomeres appear to act (speculation) ...

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