Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer earth

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer earth

The rate of a certain chemical change in DNA -- a key driver of spontaneous mutation and thus of evolution's pace -- increases rapidly with temperature, researchers have discovered. The scientists concluded that the rate of spontaneous mutation was at least 4,000 times higher than it is today. Read more at sciencedaily.com.

2016-07-08 09:32