Transposable elements as the key to a 21st century view of evolution

  title={Transposable elements as the key to a 21st century view of evolution},
  author={James A. Shapiro},
Cells are capable of sophisticated information processing. Cellular signal transduction networks serve to compute data from multiple inputs and make decisions about cellular behavior. Genomes are organized like integrated computer programs as systems of routines and subroutines, not as a collection of independent genetic 'units'. DNA sequences which do not code for protein structure determine the system architecture of the genome. Repetititve DNA elements serve as tags to mark and integrate… CONTINUE READING


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