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  • Study of Arctic fishes reveals the birth of a gene – from ‘junk’

    A new study details how Arctic codfishes evolved the gene for an antifreeze protein from bits of "junk DNA."

    A new study details how Arctic codfishes evolved the gene for an antifreeze protein from bits of "junk DNA."

    Photo by Peter Leopold / UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Christina Cheng, call 217-333-2832; email c-cheng@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Molecular mechanism and history of non-sense to sense evolution of antifreeze glycoprotein gene in northern gadids” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

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