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Evolution: medicine’s most basic science

Randolph M. Nesse and Richard Dawkins

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online August 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020102_update_002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Evolution: medicine’s most basic science

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The role of evolutionary biology as a basic science for medicine has been expanding rapidly. Some evolutionary methods are already widely applied in medicine, such as population genetics and methods for analysing phylogenetic trees. Newer applications come from seeking evolutionary as well as proximate explanations for disease. ...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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