New software helps to find out why ‘jumping genes’ are activated.

The genome is not a fixed code but flexible. It allows changes in the genes. Transposons, however, so-called jumping genes, interpret this flexibility in a much freer way than “normal” genes. They reproduce in the genome and chose their position themselves. Transposons can also jump into a gene and render it inoperative. Thus, they are an important distinguishing mark for the development of different organisms, report scientists.

read the full article.. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160916093034.htm


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