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University of California - San Diego

Each Gene and Protein in a Cell Has a Function

Caption: Each gene and protein in a cell has a function, and many of these functions are linked to each other. Thus, as organisms evolve, the collective functions of all genes and proteins in the cells influence the evolution of each gene or protein.

Credit: Courtesy of Systems Biology Research Group, UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

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