Well, we're not Ninja turtles
Being a person who had a good few, and heated, debates about the "theory" of evolution - whether it is a scientific theory or just a theory - more evidence comes to light that we, humans, are just a bunch of mutants - as expected by yours truly.
Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology.
Scientists have been trying to get an accurate estimate of the mutation rate for over 70 years.
A populist rant on the so-called theory of evolution is that it is a mere theory so we can dismiss it because of that underpinning word.
We can't, but then that come down to who is saying what and to whom - and do most people have a real scientific education. Sciences is a hard subject - because of what it encompasses I would assume. A lot of data and not a lot of people with the ability to understand that data - unless you're a scientist.
Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US, who was not involved in this study said: "New mutations are the source of inherited variation, some of which can lead to disease and dysfunction, and some of which determine the nature and pace of evolutionary change.
"These are exciting times," he added.
"We are finally obtaining good reliable estimates of genetic features that are urgently needed to understand who we are genetically."
Exciting times indeed!
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