Molecular Clock.pdf - 2 A detailed description of how a molecular clock was utilized in this article Molecular clock is a technique used by scientists

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2. A detailed description of how a molecular clock was utilized in this article Molecular clock is a technique used by scientists where they can decipher the past by “reading the stories written in the genes of living organisms.” Since genetic material gradually changes over time (can occur at a steady rate per generation), it can be used to measure how long ago a evolutionary event took place. In this article they were trying to determine when the HIV outbreak started. They used genetic markers to reconstruct the evolution of the virus. The genomes accumulated a pattern of
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