In the early edition of Nucleic Acids Research, a Virginia Tech team describes a server called EvoCor — developed for figuring out the functional relationships between genes using phylogenetic patterns, evolutionary relationships, and gene expression information. By assessing sequence divergence data and gene expression profiles in tissues of interest, the researchers say, EvoCor can offer clues about genes governing related functional processes.

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