Processes of copy-number change in human DNA : The dynamics of-globin gene deletion

@inproceedings{Lam2006ProcessesOC,
  title={Processes of copy-number change in human DNA : The dynamics of-globin gene deletion},
  author={Kwan-Wood Gabriel Lam and Alec John Jeffreys},
  year={2006}
}
Ectopic recombination between locally repeated DNA sequences is of fundamental importance in the evolution of gene families, generating copy-number variation in human DNA and often leading to pathological rearrangements. Despite its importance, little is known about the dynamics and processes of these unequal crossovers and the degree to which meiotic recombination plays a role in instability. We address this issue by using as a highly informative system the duplicated -globin genes in which… CONTINUE READING