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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Computational Biology this week, Sun Yat-Sen University's Zhiming Dai and Xianhua Dai show that "gene expression divergence is coupled to evolution of DNA structure in coding regions." More specifically, the duo reports its investigation of "the contribution of DNA three-dimensional structural evolution as cis to gene expression divergence" in yeast, in which it found that the two are correlated.

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