Thursday, August 31, 2006

More on the potential importance of structural and copy number variants

The actual paper is in the newest Science but this is a link to a story about the paper in Nature:

Multiple copies of a mystery gene may make us human

the gist: humans have a lot more copies than chimps, monkeys or mice of a gene that codes for a protein that is found in the brain/neurons. they found this by sequencing.

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