Transposable elements: not as quiet as a mouse
1 Terry Fox Laboratory, British Columbia Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z1L3 Canada
2 Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1 Canada
Genome Biology 2012, 13:159 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-6-159Published: 20 June 2012
In this issue of Genome Biology, Nellåker et al. show massive purging of deleterious transposable element variants, through negative selection, in 18 mouse strains.