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In Genome Biology, Swedish researchers aimed to identify transcribed regions of the chimpanzee transcriptome, and found a large number of novel exons and 3' UTRs. The researchers say they identified 12,843 expressed genes, and 9,826 novel transcribed regions that don't overlap with annotated exons, mRNAs, or ESTs. They also described and experimentally validated a "putative novel multi-exon gene that belongs to the ATP-cassette transporter gene family. ...

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