Recombination has a more pronounced effect on common variation in the human genome than on rare forms of variation, according to a study by researchers in the US and Switzerland. In its effort to assess spontaneous mutations in relation to genomic context, a University of Michigan-lead team focused on very rare variants found in population sequence data representing 202 genes from more than 14,000 individuals.

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