Applied Darwinian medicine: artificial selection for less-harmful parasites.


The short generation time of many pathogens causes serious medical problems, such as the evolution of resistance. However, this causal force can be used against pathogens, potentially inhibiting or preventing the spread of some diseases in humans. More or less virulent strains of infectious diseases can be produced in vitro (e.g. [2]) and infectious agents… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2008.07.019


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