How jumping genes hijack their way into the next generation of babies

How jumping genes hijack their way into the next generation of babies

As we all learned in health class, when a baby animal is created, genetic material from two biological parents combines to create a new being—one with some genes from each parent. What you may not know is that a third genetic element is involved in this process, a hitchhiker whose existence and self-propagation may be essential to life as we know it.

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