Day 294 (15q14-15q15.1): aquarius, a splicing protein

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Day 294 has 87 protein-coding genes (browser view) including AQR (aquarius intron-binding spliceosomal factor).

AQR was discovered in mice, and is part of the spliceosome. Splicing is an ancient an conserved process, and the AQR gene is shared across eukaryotes, meaning it is over a billion years old.

Click here to see all 8499266 letters of Day 294 with AQR underlined.

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