Revising the human mutation rate: implications for understanding human evolution
|Originally posted:||11th September 2012: 1:41 pm|
|Last updated:||18th September 2012: 6:41 am|
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Recent measurements of the human mutation rate using next-generation sequencing have revealed a value of approximately half of that previously derived from fossil calibration. Here, the authors discuss the implications of this revised mutation rate in relation to our understanding of human evolution.