Identification and characterization of primate-specific duplications and an assessment of intra-specific patterns of selection and copy-number variation
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Segmental Duplications (SDs) can be defined as blocks of DNA ranging from 1-400kb in length with copies found in multiple sites and typically share high sequence similarity (>90%). Studies based in both experimental and computational analyses show that ~5% of the human genome is composed of duplicated sequences. More generally, primate genomes have been found enriched for this complex patterns of interspersed segmental duplications.
Spain and United States.
Name of US Partner
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (ES) / MARTIN Eva