Human Transcriptome Evolution
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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How to Cite
Gu, X. and Huang, Y. 2008. Human Transcriptome Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
It has been a long-standing hypothesis that evolution of the human transcriptome (the collection of all gene transcripts in a cell) may have contributed greatly to the observed human-specific phenotypes. With recent advances in high throughput technologies and bioinformatic tools, it becomes possible to get deep understandings of this important issue. Here, we provided a brief but updated summary of the exciting findings in the study of human transcriptome evolution.
- genomic analysis;
- human evolution