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Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Help Probe Mysteries of Evolution

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The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used to make beer and bread.

Credit: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy/Science Photo Library

Evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould once pondered what would happen if the cassette "tape of life" were rewound and played again.

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