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 NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a new analysis, researchers were unable to find any evidence of recent, human-specific selection at FOXP2, a gene with ties to language.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo and his colleagues reported in 2002 that FOXP2 — particularly two missense substitutions — appeared to be under recent, positive selection in humans.

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Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.