News tagged with duplicate genes

Gene duplication detected in depression

A large genetic study of people with major depression has found that a duplicated region of DNA on chromosome 5 predisposes people to the disorder. The gene involved plays an important role in the development of nerve cells, ...

Dec 01, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Spare gene is fodder for fishes' evolution

Scientists have suspected that spare parts in the genome—extra copies of functional genes that arise when genes or whole genomes get duplicated -- might sometimes provide the raw materials for the evolution ...

Sep 03, 2009 not rated yet 0

Searching for the origin of muscles

Ulrich Technau from the University of Vienna has addressed the origin of musculature. His analysis reveals for the first time that some central components of muscles of higher animals are much older than previously ...

Jun 28, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0