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In PLoS One this week, investigators at Tohoku University in Japan identify candidate polymorphic regions flanked on each side by conserved regions in the reference genomes for a variety of organisms and report primers they've designed based on these. The authors say these primers can be used "to amplify polymorphic genomic fragments of multiple nuclear genes in non-sequenced organisms."

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