selfish gene

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.

Noun[edit]

selfish gene (plural selfish genes)

  1. (evolutionary theory) The concept of viewing genes as if they were the primary drivers and beneficiaries of the evolutionary process.

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