Ancient Gene Recreated From Modern Descendants

Geneti­cists are becom­ing so pro­fi­cient that they can not only show evo­lu­tion in action – they can show it in reverse. The exper­i­men­tal suc­cess could sug­gest a new approach for gene ther­a­py, the researchers say, though any appli­ca­tions are a long way off.

Geneti­cists are becom­ing so pro­fi­cient that they can not only show evo­lu­tion in action – they can show it in reverse. The exper­i­men­tal suc­cess could sug­gest a new approach for gene ther­a­py, the researchers say, though any appli­ca­tions are a long way off.