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  • EMBL spins the Sleeping Beauty transposase

    EMBL scientists have developed a new variant of the Sleeping Beauty transposase. It has dramatically improved biochemical features, including enhanced stability and intrinsic cell penetrating properties. This transposase can be used for genome engineering of stem cells and therapeutic T cells. As su more

  • Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought

    By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to the study published more

  • Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution

    Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution. In the world's largest study of so-called "jumping genes", t more

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Real-time observation of transposon activity in living cells

Sections taken from the top to the bottom of a large E. coli colony (~1 mm diameter, ~1 billion E. coli) where the cells are carrying a “wildtype” version of the transposable element reveals complex spatial patterns as a result of transposable element mutations. Video courtesy of T.E. Kuhlman, U ... more

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Definition

Transposon

Transposon Transposons are sequences of DNA that can move around to different positions within the genome of a single cell , a process called transposition. In the process, they can cause mutation s and change the amount of DNA in the genome. ... more

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