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Jumping genes give evolution a kickstart

Murdoch University, (2011) Jumping genes give evolution a kickstart. The Conversation, 30 August .

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Scientists have formed a new theory on the way genes jump around an organisms' genome.

Jumping genes, or transposons, are sequences of DNA the can transfer to new areas of a genome

This leads to mutations that can be physically expressed by that organism.

This could in essence “speed up” the process of evolution.

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