Adaptive Complexity blogs about research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences indicating a "completely new protein coding gene in yeast - one that appears to have arisen spontaneously from a non-protein-coding sequence," according to the post. The blogger traces the argument for how this may have come about and what it means for the evolution of protein-coding genes.

 

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