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Research Article

The Evolution of Mammalian Gene Families

  • Jeffery P. Demuth,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Tijl De Bie,

    Affiliation: School of Electronics and Computer Science, ISIS Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Jason E. Stajich,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Nello Cristianini,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew W. Hahn mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mwh@indiana.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000085

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Does this paper in any way capture similar findings reported by the Lahn Group in Cell in Dec. 2004

Posted by PLoS_Cai on 15 Jun 2007 at 19:32 GMT

I did not look into the gene families in great detail. So many datasets.

Anyone in the Neuroscience field might be interested in this question.

Accelerated evolution of nervous system genes in the origin of Homo sapiens.
Dorus S, Vallender EJ, Evans PD, Anderson JR, Gilbert SL, Mahowald M, Wyckoff GJ, Malcom CM, Lahn BT.

Cell. 2004 Dec 29;119(7):1027-40.