Scientists Discover “Junk DNA” Isn’t Junk: ‘Jumping Gene’ is Critical for Early Embryo

(Nicholas Weiler) A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a critical regulator of the first stages of embryonic development, according to a new study in mice led by UC San Francisco scientists and published June 21, 2018 in Cell.

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