NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An American research team has garnered phylogenomic evidence supporting the notion that genes involved in brain function arose through convergent evolution in the ancestors of humans and elephants.

In a paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Michigan, Washington, DC, and New York compared thousands of gene sequences from more than a dozen vertebrate genomes.

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