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In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, the Centre for Genomic Regulation's Alejandro Burga, Olivia Casanueva, and Ben Lehner report their use of C. elegans as a model system to identity compensation mechanisms among genetic interaction networks that vary among individuals and influence mutation outcome. In the nematode, the CRG team found two: "First, feedback induction of an ancestral gene duplicate differs across individuals, with high expression masking the effects of a mutation.

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