Scientists at PNRI study transposons, also called transposable elements. Scientists have only recently learned that these parts of the human genome can impact disease. Our researchers are working to better understand the role transposons and the “dark genome” play in the development of genetic diseases.
Meet PNRI Scientist: Rick McLaughlin
Rick McLaughlin, PhD spent his childhood observing nature. As an adult, he turned that love of nature into an exciting research career at PNRI.
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