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Translation of neutrally evolving peptides a basis for de novo gene evolution – a short history

Our new paper “Translation of neutrally evolving peptides provides a basis for de novo gene evolution” has been published in Nature Ecology and Evolution on March 19 2018. During the course of evolution, some genes are gained and others are … Continue reading

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Science at the Youth Mobile Festival 2018

The Youth Mobile (YoMo) festival is organized by GSMA Mobile World Congress to promote STEAM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) among young people. The different Centers of the PRBB could be found in the stand BioJuniors. Several members … Continue reading

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How dwarf lemurs survive the dry season in Madagascar

When one thinks about hibernation images of grizzly bears waking up after a long period of inaction come to mind. However, this is a more common physiological adaptation than usually thought, and many mammals hibernate, including diverse species of rats, … Continue reading

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Pervasive translation of lncRNAS

Ribosome profiling is a sequencing tecnique that detects regions in mRNAs that are being translated. Using this technique, researchers have observed mysterious patterns of translation in many transcripts believed to be non-coding (lncRNAs, or long non-coding RNAs). The patterns are … Continue reading

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How can new genes arise de novo?

Some days ago we presented the results of our most recent work on the evolution of new genes at SMBE 2015. In the talk “The link between pervasive transcription and de novo gene evolution” we discussed the possible mechanisms of … Continue reading

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