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New Research Shows How Gene Function Drives Natural Selection in Important Class of Genetic Elements


December 11, 2008

biology graphic For years, researchers thought that most of DNA was passive "junk" and knew little about it. However, new findings are peeling back the odd and baffling world of transposons. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have just found that natural selection on gene function is driving the evolution of one kind of transposable element called the LTR retrotransposon. Full Story

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