February 7, 2011

Mobile Human DNA: Jumping Genes Caught in the Act

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Science Daily

An ambitious hunt by Johns Hopkins scientists for actively "jumping genes" in humans has yielded compelling new evidence that the genome, anything but static, contains numerous pesky mobile elements that may help to explain why people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks.

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TAGGED: Transposons, Human Genome

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