Evo-Devo Enthusiasts Get Down to Details

  title={Evo-Devo Enthusiasts Get Down to Details},
  author={Elizabeth Pennisi},
  pages={953 - 955}
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGYMany researchers from a field that melds evolutionary and developmental biology--evo-devo--are turning their attention away from dramatic evolutionary events and toward seemingly mundane ones. They hope their work will eventually help explain how subtle genetic changes can sometimes make evolution appear to skip ahead, possibly even reconciling the positions of those who champion large-scale changes with the positions of those who pay heed to more minor variations. 
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