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Time, space and genomes

In most animals, the Hox genes — which control development — are clustered together. But why? New evidence supports the idea that the requirement for a temporal order of expression keeps the cluster intact.

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Patel, N. Time, space and genomes. Nature 431, 28–29 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/431028a

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