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Applying evolutionary biology to address global challenges

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Science  17 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6207, 1245993
DOI: 10.1126/science.1245993

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Exploiting evolution for humanity's sake

Using artificial selection, humans have tapped into evolutionary processes for thousands of years. The results of this process we see all around us, from the dogs we share our homes with to the food we put on our table. Carroll et al. review the ways that a more intentional harnessing of evolution may be able to help us meet some of Earth's most pressing challenges, including disease, climate change, and food security.

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