But, is it? It is well-known that all cells within the body contain the same sequence, but express very differently in different cell types, because of the different cell environments. It is interesting that the people at Science managed to wash this fact out of their brains, since it directly refutes that expression is determined in the sequence. Further, their conclusion is simply not logical because they are comparing cells with the exact same cell phenotype. The image shows micrographies from two liver sections; one is from mouse, the other is from human. Can anyone tell me which is which? The fact is, at the cell-histological level, most homologous tissues of mouse and human are undistinguishable.
Don't expect virtually identical cells to produce great differences in the expression of the same sequence just because you are comparing them in different species. Expect them to produce virtually identical gene expression. As simple as that.
2008 Genetics.It's the sequence, stupid! Science. 322:380-1.
Check out this site on hepatocyte histology
Left is pig; right is raccoon
Phenotypic plasticity: This is mouse, fasted and glycogen-enriched
And of course, human (from another site):