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Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competition
D, and colleagues detail how the wtf4 gene found in S kambucha fission yeast acts as both a poison and an antidote to ensure its transmission into the next generation, and to eliminate its competition. The strategy that wtf selfish genes employ is to poison all the developing gametes, but then keep the antidote for themselves, says Zanders, a Stowers assistant investigator.

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