At the Evolgen blog, part four of a series titled, "Publishing Original Research on Blogs," is up. The series explores the evolution of a duplicated gene in Drosophila, and details both the steps and data of the research. This particular post covers how to use the UCSC Genome Browser (with some nice screenshots included) to extract and compare several annotated genes from different Drosophila species.

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