Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Evolution of genetic and genomic features unique to the human lineage
This review article: here looks at human specific lineage changes as compared to chimpanzee and other primate genomes. It points out some of the previous problems in the field (looking at only chimps as indicative of the ancestral state and using very small numbers of reads). It shows that there are many human lineage specific changes in copy number variations.