Day 236 (10q11.21-10q11.23): a piggyBac-derived gene


Day 236 has 63 protein-coding genes (browser view), including PGBD3 (piggyBac transposable element derived 3).

piggyBac is a transposable element that was discovered in moths, and the insect gene is now used in biotech as a gene editing tool. There are still remnants of piggyBac in the human genome – millions of years ago a piggyBac element invaded the CSB gene and is now fossilized or “domesticated” within it.

Click here to see all 8362338 letters of Day 236 with PGBD3 underlined.

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