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DNA changed by 7% in a twins brother who was in space for one Year

Astronauts DNA in space changed by an astonishing 7%

Scott and Mark Kelly are twins and both work at NASA. They are part of an experiment to test the influence of space-travel on the human mind and body. Scott Kelly was onboard the ISS (International Space Station) for one year and after his return, scientists found something very unusual. His DNA was not the same at all anymore but has changed by an astonishing 7%. Many researchers are now analyzing this anomaly in great detail and NASA will release a summary-paper sometime this spring. Read more on MSN.com    Interestingly, in another article about human evolutionary change, it’ s mentioned that in the last few thousand years, the human genome also changed by 7%, which is at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period of human evolution. Read more on dailygalaxy.com   RAMAR-NOTE: Something strange is going on here. Why are these evolutionrates so different? Does all biological live evolve at higher rates in the universe? Why is there this huge increase of evolutionrate since only a few thousand years ago in humanity? Could this mean that (our) dna was originaly created or manipulated in zero gravity? What happened a few thousand years ago that accelerated human evolution by a factor of 100 compared to all previous generations?