Darwinian Medicine--an Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease (Philosophy of Medicine)

Darwinian Medicine–an Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease (Philosophy of Medicine)

Evolutionary theory, which gave rise to a new discipline named Darwinian medicine, has had a major impact on modern medical research and practice. This paper focuses on phenomena such as evolved host defences, evolution of virulence, genetic conflicts with other organisms, adaptations to novel environments, and tradeoffs and constraints in biological systems. Charles Darwin enrolled […]