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Protein Size Matters
A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.
Protein Size Matters
Protein Size Matters

A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.

A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.

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