Because certain genetic changes occur at a steady rate per generation, they provide an estimate of the time elapsed.
These changes accrue like the ticks on a stopwatch, providing a “molecular clock.” By comparing DNA sequences, geneticists can not only reconstruct relationships between different populations or species but also infer evolutionary history over deep timescales.
Unlike some direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies (such as those claiming to offer genetically tailored nutritional supplements, which have been subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive claims), there is some legitimate science behind the new DNA-matching dating websites.
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