When life emerged on Earth about 4 billion years ago, the earliest microbes had a set of basic genes that succeeded in keeping them alive. In the age of humans and other large organisms, there are a lot more genes to go around. Where did all of those new genes come from? Carl Zimmer examines the mutation and multiplication of genes.
Seriously, if I could recommend anyone to explain this kind of thing (besides myself), it would be the great Carl Zimmer.
Great video about where new genes come from and how we went from early organisms with just a few to the mélange of molecular instructions that we see on Earth today.
This is how evolution gets creative.
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