Category Archives: gene duplication

New genes and functional innovation in mammals

Many human genes have counterparts in distant species such as plants or bacteria. This is because they share a common origin, they were invented a long time ago in a primitive cell. However, there are some genes that do not … Continue reading

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Increased gain of “low complexity” regulatory domains in duplicated transcription factors

How do duplicated transcription factors, which are initially identical in sequence, specialize to perform diverse functions? We have team up with the group of Susana de la Luna, at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), to try to answer this … Continue reading

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