L1 Retrotransposons Shape the Mammalian Genome

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Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1152-1153
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1152

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What are all of those retrotransposons doing buzzing about in our genome? According to Kazazian, in his Perspective this week, these mobile pieces of DNA are busy reshaping our genome, making it more diverse and enabling us to survive and thrive through the vagaries of evolution. And just how do they do this? to page 1152 to find out.