Cancer, the Human Mobilome, and LINE-1 Retrotransposons

July 03, 2017

Essentially half of human DNA consists of repeated transposable elements or "mobile" DNA. One type of long interspersed element—LINE-1—is one of the most prevalent variants and accounts for approximately 17% of the human genome. The LINE-1 sequence is a protein-coding transposable element that copies itself through...
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