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Recently Formed Polyploid Plants Diversify at Lower Rates
TLDR
Likelihood-based analyses indicate that polyploids generally exhibit lower speciation rates and higher extinction rates than diploids, providing the first quantitative corroboration of the dead-end hypothesis.
Mutations in EZH2 cause Weaver syndrome.
A novel recurrent mutation in ATP1A3 causes CAPOS syndrome
TLDR
This study shows that an allelic mutation in ATP1A3 produces CAPOS syndrome, a condition previously demonstrated to cause rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism or alternating hemiplegia of childhood.
Aberrant patterns of H3K4 and H3K27 histone lysine methylation occur across subgroups in medulloblastoma
TLDR
Targeted re-sequencing identified mutations of MLL2 in 8% of MBs, and found that PRC2-mediated aberrant methylation of H3K27 has recently been targeted for therapy in other diseases, and represents an actionable target for a substantial percentage of medulloblastoma patients with aggressive forms of the disease.
One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants
  • James H. Michael S. Eric J. Michael K. Matthew A. Sean W Leebens-Mack Barker Carpenter Deyholos Gitzendanne, J. Leebens-Mack, +192 authors G. Wong
  • Medicine
    Nature
  • 7 October 2019
TLDR
It is found that large expansions of gene families preceded the origins of green plants, land plants and vascular plants, whereas whole-genome duplications are inferred to have occurred repeatedly throughout the evolution of flowering plants and ferns.
Comparative analysis reveals that polyploidy does not decelerate diversification in fish
TLDR
The results suggest that polyploidy is generally not associated with decreased diversification in fish – a pattern that stands in contrast to that previously observed in plants.
Mutations in SGOL1 cause a novel cohesinopathy affecting heart and gut rhythm
TLDR
It is shown that a single shared homozygous founder mutation in SGOL1, a component of the cohesin complex, causes CAID syndrome, a new syndrome characterized by Chronic Atrial and Intestinal Dysrhythmia in 16 French Canadians and 1 Sweden.
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