The Mysterious Nature of Mutation

birds beesBirds do it.  Bees do it.  No…we’re not talking about ‘falling in love,’ we’re talking about sex.  Biologists have long known it plays a vital role in passing new gene combinations on to the next generation, but what’s been less clear, is exactly how that works.   Now, a Virginia Tech Biologist has a new theory that challenges long held notions about natural selection and survival of the fittest.  Robbie Harris has more.

 

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