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Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs

By | August 10, 2017

The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.

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RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

By | June 30, 2017

Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s

By | January 1, 2012

How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology

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