The Wang lab has a preprint on bioRxiv. The study, “Co-opted transposons help perpetuate conserved higher-order chromosomal structures,” shows that transposable elements (TEs) contribute regulatory plasticity that helps maintain conserved genome architecture, which reveals a new paradigm for defining noncoding, regulatory conservation beyond classic DNA sequence preservation. Mayank Choudhary, a graduate student in the Wang lab, is first author on the paper, along with authors Ryan Friedman, Julia Wang, Hyo Sik Jang, Xiaoyu Zhuo, and Dr. Ting Wang.
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