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Junk DNA as an evolutionary force

Transposable elements were long dismissed as useless, but they are emerging as major players in evolution. Their interactions with the genome and the environment affect how genes are translated into physical traits.

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Biémont, C., Vieira, C. Junk DNA as an evolutionary force. Nature 443, 521–524 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/443521a

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