lundi 29 septembre 2014

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

An evolutionary arms race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, researach shows. The arms race is between mobile DNA sequences known as 'retrotransposons' (a.k.a. 'jumping genes') and the genes that have evolved to control them.

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

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