#news #biotech Study of Arctic fishes reveals the birth of a gene—from ‘junk’

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Study of Arctic fishes reveals the birth of a gene—from ‘junk’ .Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups—one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic—share a surprising survival strategy: They both have evolved the ability to produce the same special brand of antifreeze protein in their tissues. A new study describes in molecular detail how the Arctic fishes built the gene for their antifreeze from tiny fragments of noncoding DNA, regions once considered “junk DNA.”

from Biotechnology News – Biology News http://bit.ly/2N1mUoL