Proto-genes

Here’s a paper I read recently that I think presents some neat ideas (though it’s not without its faults): Nature. 2012 Jul 19;487(7407):370-4. doi: 10.1038/nature11184. Proto-genes and de novo gene birth. Carvunis AR, Rolland T, Wapinski I, Calderwood MA, Yildirim MA, Simonis N, Charloteaux B, Hidalgo CA, Barbette J, Santhanam …