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'Jumping genes' key to evolution, researchers reveal - Deccan Chronicle


Deccan Chronicle
Washington: Turns out, almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes, which are also known as transposons. Transposons is a DNA sequence that changes its position within a genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and ...
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How do jumping genes cause disease, drive evolution? - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes—also known as transposons. They jump around the genome in developing sperm and egg cells and are important to evolution. But their mobilization can also cause new mutations that lead to ...

Scientists discover 'smart genes' that also pose as a risk factor for depression - Firstpost


Firstpost
"These results are a major step forward in understanding the neurobiology of cognitive function as well as genetically related neurological and psychiatric disorders," the researchers said. More than 250,000 individuals were tested for their genetic ...

Behavioural and Cognitive Influences of Kairomones on an Araneophagic Jumping Spider

Brighton - United Kingdom

Jackson, Clark and Harland researched the factors influencing the predatory habits of the jumping spider, Portia fimbriata, which eats other spiders. [PDF]

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