'Junk' DNA Cut-and-paste Protein: Discovery May Prove Invaluable In Quest F

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'Junk' DNA Cut-and-paste Protein: Discovery May Prove Invaluable In Quest F

Hi, Scientists, I would like to share this research finding below
Scientists have identified how a protein enables sections of so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic code – a finding which could speed development of gene therapies. The study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh sheds light on the process, known as DNA transposition, in which shifted genes have a significant effect on the behaviour of neighbouring genes. Read more, click here

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Thanks!  The original

Thanks!  The original manuscript is here.  Cool experiments, neat finding.

Molecular Architecture of the Mos1 Paired-End Complex: The Structural Basis of DNA Transposition in a Eukaryote.Julia M. Richardson, Sean D. Colloms, David J. Finnegan, Malcolm D. Walkinshaw. Cell, 2009; 138 (6): 1096 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.07.012

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