repetitive elements

Michael Holloway mhollowa at
Wed Jun 30 20:15:19 EST 1993

In article <1993Jun30.072112.2541 at> suter at writes:
>+do any of you have references on the following:
>+1. what functions do (or can ?) repetitive elements have ? if possible a review 
>+article or an article which shows some data on this.
>+2. i remember a paper in which breastcancer was associated with a jumping
>+alu element, do you know the reference ?

So what's the verdict now that we've all thrown references around?  I watched
my pile settle to the floor, observed it carefully for any additional 
movement, and have to conclude that the only reliable evidence to date is 
that they function in producing spontaneous mutation.  Any thoughts?


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