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Without ancestral gene life on Earth might not have evolved beyond slime

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a common Ancestral Gene that enabled the evolution of advanced life over a billion years ago. The 3-D crystal structure of the protein kinase domain of epidermal growth factor (EGF).  The EGF receptor is often mutated in human cancers. The locations of critical amino acids  that are important for the function of protein kinases, and which are also conserved...

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