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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 November 2007 03:45PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 14 December 2014 03:05:45PM -2 points [-]

If every member of a population has a new 'gene', than it has almost become another species (and so cut that population off the general pool, so that the positive effects of the gene might be off-set by a 'black swan':). If you mean 'a new allele of an existing gene', then it might exist for thousands of generations without becoming much more wide-spread. Consider albinism. Is it 'fixated' in humans?