Given that gene duplication is a major driving force of evolutionary change and the key mechanism underlying the emergence of new genes and biological processes, this study sought to use a novel genome-wide approach to identify genes that have undergone lineage-specific duplications or contractions among several hominoid lineages. Interspecies cDNA… (More)
with plateaus ensured that we always had a quasi-steady state (thermodynamic equilibrium) in the melt. Figures 5(a) and (b) are background subtracted images taken at the point of appearance of the first solid at the two end walls, respectively. First, solid appeared at the lower left end wall of the test cell, while a small amount of solid also appeared on… (More)
Infection with Zika virus is an emerging public health crisis. We observed prolonged detection of virus RNA in vaginal mucosal swab specimens and whole blood for a US traveler with acute Zika virus infection who had visited Honduras. These findings advance understanding of Zika virus infection and provide data for additional testing strategies.