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4: Comparative Genomics I- Genome Annotation

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    In this chapter we will explore the emerging field of comparative genomics, primarily through examples of multiple species genome alignments (work done by the Kellis lab.) One approach to the analysis of genomes is to infer important gene functions through applying an understanding of evolution to search for expected evolutionary patterns. Another approach is to discover evolutionary trends by studying genomes themselves. Taken together, evolutionary insight and large genomic datasets offer great potential for discovery of novel biological phenomena.

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