Protogenes featured in Science and Nature articles

Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis

Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis was recently featured in Nature and Science magazine articles which highlighted her work on de novo gene birth. While one talks about how evolution builds new genes from scratch, the other focuses on the presence of tiny proteins which surprisingly have important phenotypic effects. These articles bring into light the role of Dr. Cavunis’s proposed proto-genes in the two phenomena.

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