New paper out in Nature Ecology and Evolution

Our study characterizing human specific segmental duplications is out! After searching through hundreds of human and great ape genome sequencing, we identified unique human duplications containing 33 gene families (80 total paralogs). Of these, 10 were found in all humans (thousands tested) in a putatively functional form and expressed in tissues, making them candidate genes for innovative features in modern humans.

 Novel homo sapien specific duplications of TCAF 1 and 2 identified, genes that play roles in cold sematosensation.

Novel homo sapien specific duplications of TCAF 1 and 2 identified, genes that play roles in cold sematosensation.