At Michigan State University, Richard Lenski has been studying evolution as part of the longest-running experiment of its kind, says Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science. Since 1998, Lenski has been breeding a dozen strains of E. coli from a common ancestor, and every day, one of his team members transfers 1 percent of the cells into a new flask to grow some more, Yong says.

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