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Characterising and Predicting Haploinsufficiency in the Human Genome
(Public Library of Science, 2010-10-14)
Haploinsufficiency, wherein a single functional copy of a gene is insufficient to maintain normal function, is a major cause of dominant disease. Human disease studies have identified several hundred haploinsufficient (HI) ...
From Bad to Good: Fitness Reversals and the Ascent of Deleterious Mutations
(Public Library of Science, 2006-10-20)
Deleterious mutations are considered a major impediment to adaptation, and there are straightforward expectations for the rate at which they accumulate as a function of population size and mutation rate. In a simulation ...
Ancient and Recent Adaptive Evolution of Primate Non-Homologous End Joining Genes
(Public Library of Science, 2010-10-21)
In human cells, DNA double-strand breaks are repaired primarily by the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Given their critical nature, we expected NHEJ proteins to be evolutionarily conserved, with relatively little ...