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Study: A dead gene comes back to life in humans

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Study: A dead gene comes back to life in humans

Researchers have discovered that a long-defunct gene was resurrected during the course of human evolution. This is believed to be the first evidence of a doomed gene - the infection-fighting IRGM - making a comeback in the human/great ape lineage.

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