Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

September 29, 2014 7:48 AM

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Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

Washington: An evolutionary 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, reveal new research.

The race was between mobile DNA sequences known as 'retrotransposons' (jumping genes) and the genes that have evolved to control them.

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