Great exaptations

@article{Burns2008GreatE,
  title={Great exaptations},
  author={Kathleen H. Burns and Jef D. Boeke},
  journal={Journal of Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs) are among the most successful parasitic genetic sequences in higher organisms. Recent work has discovered many instances of LINE incorporation into exons, reminding us of the hazards they pose to genes in their vicinity as well as their potential to be co-opted for the host's purposes. 
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