Question about mitocondrial Eve

Adrian Teo (
Tue, 07 Apr 1998 12:41:24 -0700

Hello friends,

Someone sent me a note saying that a scientific study has shown that the
molecular clock "ticks" much faster than they expected. (Science
279:28-29). Bascially, it showed that the mitochondrial "Eve" who was
supposed to be 200,000 years old may have lived just 6,000 years ago
using the new clock data. Can anyone fill me (briefly) on the details of
this study and more importantly, what implications we can draw from
that? Thanks!