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Sequencing Reveals Genomic Diversity of the Human Brain

By | September 16, 2016

Researchers examine the role of long interspersed element-1 retrotransposition in neuronal mosaicism.


From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome


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Tethering Transposons

By | October 15, 2015

Panoramix, a newly identified transcription repressor, takes the bounce out of jumping genes.

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Wrangling Retrotransposons

By , and | March 1, 2015

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.


image: Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics

Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics

By | January 6, 2014

Researchers find evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of the psychiatric disorder.


image: DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates

DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates

By | January 3, 2013

Scientists show that horizontal transfer of a particular DNA sequence among a diverse range of vertebrates is more widespread than previously believed.

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Brain Mosaic

By | July 1, 2012

Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.


image: Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?

Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?

By | June 28, 2012

Genome sequence analysis confirms mobile genetic elements are a mutagenic mechanism in a variety of cancers.


image: Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble

Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble

By | February 27, 2012

Researchers show that retrotransposons can influence phenotypic variation by triggering early transcription termination.


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