Evolutionary genetics has entered an unprecedented era of discovery, catalyzed in large part by the development of technologies that provide information about genome sequence and function. An important benefit is the ability to move beyond a handful of model organisms in lab settings to identify the genetic basis for evolutionarily interesting traits in many organisms in natural settings. Other benefits are the abilities to identify causal mutations and validate their phenotypic consequences more readily and in many more species. Genomic technologies have reinvigorated interest in some of the most fundamental and persistent questions in evolutionary genetics, revealed previously unsuspected evolutionary phenomena, and opened the door to a wide range of new questions.


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