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Neofunctionalization is Overrated

At least in polyploids.

So says this review of this paper. Take home message: polyploids use duplicates to buffer against mutations to important genes.

The review is brought to you by the Science Creative Quarterly. SCQ is brought to you by David Ng, who has just introduced The Filter. If you don’t know about SCQ, you should check it out. And if you know about SCQ but haven’t discovered The Filter, you should check that out.