Researchers at National Taiwan University and the University of Chicago have used whole genome analysis to examine how cis, trans and cis-by-trans elements affect gene expression at different levels of evolution. Publishing in PNAS, they used two behavioral races of Drosophila melanogaster, analyzing the full set of chromosome-substitution lines.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.