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Research Article

Death and Resurrection of the Human IRGM Gene

  • Cemalettin Bekpen,

    Affiliations: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Tomas Marques-Bonet,

    Affiliations: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Can Alkan,

    Affiliations: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Francesca Antonacci,

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Maria Bruna Leogrande,

    Affiliation: Universita' degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy

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  • Mario Ventura,

    Affiliation: Universita' degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy

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  • Jeffrey M. Kidd,

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Priscillia Siswara,

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jonathan C. Howard,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Evan E. Eichler mail

    eee@gs.washington.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: March 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000403

About the Authors

Cemalettin Bekpen, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Can Alkan, Francesca Antonacci, Jeffrey M. Kidd, Priscillia Siswara, Evan E. Eichler
Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Cemalettin Bekpen, Can Alkan, Evan E. Eichler
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Tomas Marques-Bonet
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Maria Bruna Leogrande, Mario Ventura
Universita' degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
Jonathan C. Howard
Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: eee@gs.washington.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB JCH EEE. Performed the experiments: CB FA MBL MV PS. Analyzed the data: CB TMB CA JMK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CB TMB. Wrote the paper: CB JCH EEE.