Splash Biography

ELIZABETH DAVIS, BC junior studying Biology and German

Major: Biology

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2021

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S1957: Jumping Genes: Mechanism and Implications in BC_Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 29, 2020)
DNA is the heritable material of all living things, made up of units called genes. A certain kind of gene, called a transposon or “jumping gene.” can change its physical location within the genome. How does this work, and what can we learn about the evolution of complex, multi-cellular organisms from these strange DNA elements?