Watching evolution as it happens

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Watching evolution as it happens

Caught in the act: Study probes evolution of California insect
Date:
May 15, 2014
Source:
Rice University
Summary:
A first-of-its-kind study this week suggests that the genomes of new species may evolve in a similar, repeatable fashion -- even in cases where populations are evolving in parallel at separate locations. Evolutionary biologists used a combination of ecological fieldwork and genomic assays to see how natural selection is playing out across the genome of a Southern California stick insect that is in the process of evolving into two unique species.

Full article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140515163836.htm