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Can mutations create new information?

 Original title in German: "Können durch Mutationen neue Informationen entstehen?"

Can mutations create new information?

by Robert W. Carter

In the same way that species are not static, neither are genomes. They change over time; sometimes randomly, sometimes in preplanned pathways, and sometimes according to instruction from pre-existing algorithms. Irrespective of the source, we tend to call these changes ‘mutations’.