Identification of Multiple Forms of RNA Transcripts Associated with Human-Specific Retrotransposed Gene Copies

@inproceedings{Mori2016IdentificationOM,
  title={Identification of Multiple Forms of RNA Transcripts Associated with Human-Specific Retrotransposed Gene Copies},
  author={Saori Mori and Masaaki Hayashi and Shun Inagaki and Takuji Oshima and Ken Tateishi and Hiroshi Fujii and Shunsuke Suzuki},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2016}
}
The human genome contains thousands of retrocopies, mostly as processed pseudogenes, which were recently shown to be prevalently transcribed. In particular, those specifically acquired in the human lineage are able to modulate gene expression in a manner that contributed to the evolution of human-specific traits. Therefore, knowledge of the human-specific… CONTINUE READING