Evolution: Resolving Darwin's dilemma

@article{Stower2013EvolutionRD,
  title={Evolution: Resolving Darwin's dilemma},
  author={Hannah Stower},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={747-747}
}
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