[Taxacom] human-specific loss of regulatory DNA

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Mar 16 10:39:29 CDT 2011

I looked through the supplemental information and although they used
orangutans as part of their alignment study, I did not see anything
about whether there was any deletion or not in the orangutan.

P13 supplement

generate pairwise alignments between chimpanzee (panTro2) and 13 other
mammals: human (hg19), orangutan (ponAbe2...and manually removing
clearly paralogous sequences. PhastCons (Siepel et al., 2005)
was run using UCSC parameters calculated for the 44-way human-centric

John Grehan

-----Original Message-----
From: Sergio Vargas [mailto:sevragorgia at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:59 PM
To: John Grehan; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: human-specific loss of regulatory DNA

  I think they did compared compared against orangutans in at least two 
cases of human specific deletions... is in the supplementary materials, 
and I'm not 100% sure but I think the analysis points to a deletion 
event in humans.


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