Mobile genetic elements
Wrangling Retrotransposons
Wrangling Retrotransposons
Andrei Seluanov, Michael Van Meter, Vera Gorbunova | Feb 28, 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.
A Movable Defense
A Movable Defense
Eugene V. Koonin and Mart Krupovic | Dec 31, 2014
In the evolutionary arms race between pathogens and hosts, genetic elements known as transposons are regularly recruited as assault weapons for cellular defense.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 31, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Performance Art
Performance Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 31, 2014
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.