Transposable elements and the dynamic somatic genome

Lara S. Collier, David A. Largaespada

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Although alterations in the genomes of somatic cells cannot be passed on to future generations, they can have beneficial or detrimental effects on the host organism, depending on the context in which they occur. This review outlines the ways in which transposable elements have important consequences for somatic cell genomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS5
JournalGenome biology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Oct 31 2007

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