We have investigated de novo gene evolution in baker’s yeast by comparing the transcriptomes of 11 different yeast species and using ribosome profiling data to identify putatively translated ORFs. The results have now been published in Nature Communications, you can read the paper here:
Uncovering de novo gene birth in yeast using deep transcriptomics.
We have also written a Behind the Paper post in Nature Research Ecology and Evolution Community: Identifying recently evolved genes in yeast.
A great collaboration between different labs at the PRBB!