UConn/JAX professor to study repeated DNA

About 50% of human DNA today is made of duplicated sequences that are the remnants of transposition events that took place in our evolutionary history. While transposable elements are a key feature in our DNA, we still do not have a complete understanding of the impact these elements have on our genome and our health.

Christine Beck, an assistant professor of genetics and genome sciences at UConn Health and researcher at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, will receive approximately $2 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to reveal the impact of these repeated sequences. more