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Many things from one

Cells of the same type can generate diverse sets of physiological traits from a single set of genes. Part of this diversity could stem from 'noise' that arises from variations in the way proteins are expressed.

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Figure 1: Potential link between coherent protein variation and phenotype.


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Newman, J., Weissman, J. Many things from one. Nature 444, 561–562 (2006).

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