Yale University's Mark Gerstein and his co-authors from the US, UK, Spain, and Switzerland take on pseudogenes in a Genome Biology paper produced as part of the international GENCODE project. Using a combination of manual curation, in silico annotation pipelines, and RT-PCR-sequencing validation experiments, Gerstein and the group defined a set of pseudogenes in the genome.

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