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Heterozygote Advantage

As we learned in the Population Genetics and Evolution Lab, Heterozygote Advantage is when a heterozygote genotype has a higher fitness than homozygous dominant and recessive. This occurs when a single locus is present and becomes over dominant. Heterozygote advantage … Keep Reading


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Enterovirus 68 Sweeps the Nation

All over our TVs we have been seeing the recent out-breaks of Enterovirus 68 or EV D-68, the rare viral infection that causes symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and low blood oxygen levels. Enterovirus infections are actually really common; the U.S … Keep Reading


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