September 22, 2019  |  

Programmed DNA elimination: Keeping germline genes in their place.

Authors: Smith, Jeramiah J

Each of our cells contains a full set of instructions needed to make an entire human: the genome. But a few special species buck this trend. A new study now identifies the first germline-specific gene in zebra finch, one of a small number of vertebrates that are known to undergo developmentally programmed DNA elimination. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal: Current biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.057
Year: 2018

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