Posted in February 2013

Mouse jumping genes don’t always land where they should

Mouse jumping genes don’t always land where they should

27 Feb 2013: piggyBac is a jumping gene that normally leaps from TTAA sequence to TTAA sequence. But, sometimes, it lands in unexpected places, causing point mutations. Zemin Ning explains how the Sanger Institute used next-generation sequencing and a lot of computing power to chase the gene around the mouse genome to understand how it works Continue reading