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Can Nature create new genes from scratch?

Can Nature create new genes from scratch? Evolutionary theory must account for millions of new, functional genes by chance. Here are some ideas proposed recently for overcoming the huge probability barrier. In a news feature in Nature, Adam Levy writes about “How evolution builds genes from scratch.” Already he is personifying evolution as a builder. Alarms should go off, but he continues. “Scientists long assumed that new genes appear when evolution tinkers with old ones.” Is he prepping his readers…

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