This Week in PNAS

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, University of California, Berkeley's Sung-Hou Kima is senior author on work that used whole-genome phylogenies to study genic and nongenic regions in mammals. Scientists compared ten mammalian genomes using a method called "feature frequency profile" and found that the entire nongenic portion of mammalian genomes contains evolutionary information that is similar to the intron and exon regions, says the abstract.

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