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Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk by Haig H. Kazazian

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5. Exceptional scientists working on mobile DNA in lower organisms

For the mobile DNA subjects that I do not discuss in great detail, I’d like to provide some names of key players whose papers the reader may readily find in PubMed. These scientists have made crucial contributions to the mobile DNA field. In DNA transposition, in addition to Barbara McClintock, Nina Fedoroff, Sue Wessler, Nancy Craig, and Gerry Rubin mentioned in Chapter 3, “DNA Transposons,” see the work of Nancy Kleckner, Bill Reznikoff, Koichi Mizuuchi, Nancy Craig, Tania Baker, Mick Chandler, and Nigel Grindley. In related retroviral work, Pat Brown, Harold Varmus, and J. Michael Bishop have made important contributions. In Group I and Group II introns, the stars are Alan ...

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