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Science Advances  24 Jun 2016:
Vol. 2, no. 6, e1600708
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600708

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vol. 2 no. 6

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  • Received for publication April 4, 2016
  • Accepted for publication June 3, 2016
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  1. Nicolas Di-Poï1,2 and
  2. Michel C. Milinkovitch1,3,*
  1. 1Laboratory of Artificial and Natural Evolution, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. 2Research Program in Developmental Biology, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland.
  3. 3SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: michel.milinkovitch{at}


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