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Horizontal gene transfer is not a hallmark of the human genome

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), May 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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4 blogs
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113 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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1 video uploader

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Title
Horizontal gene transfer is not a hallmark of the human genome
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13059-017-1214-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Steven L. Salzberg

Abstract

Crisp et al. recently reported that 145 human genes have been horizontally transferred from distant species. Here, I re-analyze those genes listed by Crisp et al. as having the highest certainty of having been horizontally transferred, as well as 17 further genes from the 2001 human genome article, and find little or no evidence to support claims of horizontal gene transfer (HGT).Please see related Research article: https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-015-0607-3.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
Czechia 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 80 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 25%
Researcher 16 19%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Professor 4 5%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 31%
Computer Science 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 14 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2021.
All research outputs
#187,924
of 19,015,416 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#101
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#5,246
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Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#1
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