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DNA Study Forces Rethink of What It Means to Be a Gene

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Science  15 Jun 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5831, pp. 1556-1557
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5831.1556

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According to a painstaking new analysis of 1% of the human genome, genes can be sprawling, with far-flung protein-coding and regulatory regions that overlap with other genes.