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On the gain of genes and gene function (Wonderful Life)

I’ve posted a brief article (On the gain of genes and gene function) over at Wonderful Life on two recent papers that reveal something of the rate and nature of gene duplication and diversification within the species of Drosophila.  This… Continue reading →

Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent

Looks as though the practise of patenting genes may be at an end (at least in the USA) Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent – NYTimes.com.  It’s always seemed odd to me that patents of natural objects suc as genes were… Continue reading →

Sydney Brenner on C. elegans

The latest issue of Genetics to flop onto my desk has a rather nice article by Sydney Brenner entitled “In the Beginning Was the Worm…“. This brief article (in the regularly excellent Perspectives section) presents an account of the origins… Continue reading →

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