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“Jumping” DNA regulates human neurons – Mirage News

“Jumping” sequences of DNA, known as transposable elements, partner up with evolutionarily recent proteins to influence the differentiation and…

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“Jumping” sequences of DNA, known as transposable elements, partner up with evolutionarily recent proteins to influence the differentiation and physiological functioning of human neurons.The human genome contains over 4.5 million sequences of DNA called “transposable elements”, these virus-like entities that “jump” around and help regulate gene expression. They do this by binding transcription factors, which are proteins that regulate the rate of transcription of DNA to RNA, influencing gene exp…

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