PLOS Genetics: Retrovolution: HIV–Driven Evolution of Cellular Genes and Improvement of Anticancer Drug Activation

Author Summary Eukaryotes are generally thought to evolve mainly through the modification of existing genetic information. However, evidence of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in eukaryotes-the accidental acquisition of a novel gene from another species, allowing acquisition of novel traits—is now recognized as an important factor in their evolution. We show here that in several lineages, lepidopteran genomes have acquired genes from a bracovirus that is symbiotically used by parasitic…

PLOS Genetics: Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Phenotypic Variation between Dog Breeds using Selection Mapping

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PLOS Genetics: Genome Sequencing Highlights the Dynamic Early History of Dogs

PLOS Currents: HD is a way to share results and ideas on Huntington Disease research immediately while ensuring that they will be permanently archived and citable. Topics include (but are not limited to) molecular and cell biology; genetics and genomics; animal models; behavioural, translational and clinical research. PLOS Currents: HD is produced with support from CHDI Foundation.

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