An international team led by investigators at Princeton University shows in a paper published online in advance in Nature this week that "the evolution of naked cuticle on larvae of Drosophila sechellia resulted from changes in five transcriptional enhancers of shavenbaby." With a functional assay, the researchers quantified the consequences of nucleotide substitutions on D.

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