Like Siblings, Duplicate Genes Watch Out For Each Other | GenomeWeb

A recently published paper in PLoS Genetics shows evidence for gene duplication being evolutionarily conserved because it contributes to genetic robustness. Researchers at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy looked at a pair of duplicated histone deacetylases, Hst1p and Sir2p, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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