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    Taking Advantage of Retrotransposons

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    In what way may we be able to take advantage of retrotransposons in human gene therapy? How would this differ from our current use of retroviruses?

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    Retrotransposons are genetic elements that amplify themselves in a genome. They are ubiquitous parts of the DNA. First they copy themselves to RNA and then back to DNA, which can integrate back into the genome. By inserting themselves in or near genes, retrotransposons can ...

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    This solution of 157 words explains methods to take advantage of retrotransposons in human gene therapy.

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