Micro-Genealogies

| May 11, 2012

For medicine, the population growth means that there will be a huge abundance of mutations that have arisen in the past few generations, since population genetics won’t have time to lose any via genetic drift, or get rid of them through selective pressure. Many of these mutations will be unique, limited to an original founder and their descendants.

via We’re all mutants now | Ars Technica.