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Genetics: Master Regulator or Master of Disguise?

Genetics: Master Regulator or Master of Disguise?
Harmit S. Malik, Michael Ailion


The pha-1 gene of Caenorhabditis elegans was originally heralded as a master regulator of organ differentiation. A new study suggests instead that pha-1 actually serves no role in development and instead is a component of a selfish genetic element.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)30889-8

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.030

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