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Conserved non-genic sequences - an unexpected feature of mammalian genomes

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Published in Nature Reviews Genetics. 2005, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 151-157
Abstract Mammalian genomes contain highly conserved sequences that are not functionally transcribed. These sequences are single copy and comprise approximately 1-2% of the human genome. Evolutionary analysis strongly supports their functional conservation, although their potentially diverse, functional attributes remain unknown. It is likely that genomic variation in conserved non-genic sequences is associated with phenotypic variability and human disorders. So how might their function and contribution to human disorders be examined?
Keywords AnimalsBase Sequence/geneticsComputational BiologyConserved Sequence/ geneticsDNA, Intergenic/ geneticsEvolution, MolecularGenetic VariationGenomeHumansModels, GeneticPhenotype
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DERMITZAKIS, Emmanouil, REYMOND, Alexandre, ANTONARAKIS, Stylianos. Conserved non-genic sequences - an unexpected feature of mammalian genomes. In: Nature Reviews Genetics, 2005, vol. 6, n° 2, p. 151-157. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:8718

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