Evolutionary and population genetics studies the origin and maintenance of genetic variation in populations, and uncovers molecular mechanisms of adaptation. Computational analysis of massive genomic data for human populations, bacterial pathogens, and cancers informs our understanding of evolution at the molecular level. At the same time, the application of evolutionary principles can guide the surveillance, diagnosis, and even treatment of antibiotic resistance, common human diseases, and cancer progression.
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