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The rise of the mammals may be feel like a familiar tale, but there’s a twist you likely don’t know about: If it wasn’t for a virus, it might not have happened at all.


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Aurélie Kapusta and Cédric Feschotte make the cover of the October 2014 issue of Trends in Genetics, for their ‘Feature Review’ article entitled “Volatile evolution of long non-coding RNA repertoires: mechanisms and biological implications”. In this article, the authors argue that the rapid turnover and diversification of long noncoding RNA genes, which may outnumber protein-coding genes in mammalian genomes, represent an important motor underlying trait variation and genetic innovation. Photograph by Cédric Feschotte.