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Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald

  title={Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald},
  author={Johnjoe McFadden and J. S. Al-Khalili},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
This paper is a response to the critical review by Mathew J. Donald of the popular science book 'Quantum Evolution' by Johnjoe McFadden and our earlier paper (by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili), in which we propose a quantum mechanical explanation for certain types of mutation. We here address Donald's criticisms and reassert our proposal. 
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