All posts tagged with genome structure

Fusing chromosomes

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Carl Zimmer recounts recent research by Evan Eichler’s group on the evolution of human chromosome 2, which represents a fusion of two separate chromosomes in...

The history of junk DNA explored

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T. Ryan Gregory (Genomicron) has been writing a long series of posts looking into the history of junk DNA. He's focusing on what research articles were sayi...

From 100,000 to 25,000, a tale

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Larry Moran has summarized a long history of the changing estimates of human gene number over the last fifty years. The post was invoked by the supposed "su...