Sequence Differences and Evolutionary Relationships
Listen to Dr. Sarah Tishkoff explain how to use DNA to reconstruct evolutionary history. (54 seconds)
- As explained in the video, evolutionarily related organisms share a common ancestor with an ancestral DNA sequence.
- As organisms evolve and diverge, their DNA sequences accumulate differences, also known as mutations.
- Two common types of mutations are called SNPs and Indels.
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