Abstract:Transposed elements (TEs) have dramatically shaped evolution of the exon-intron structure and significantly contributed to morbidity, but how recent TE invasions into older TEs cooperate in generating new coding sequences is poorly understood. Employing an updated repository of new exon-intron boundaries induced by pathogenic mutations, termed DBASS, here we identify novel TE clusters that facilitated exon selection. To explore the extent to which such TE exons maintain RNA secondary structure of their progeni… Show more
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