Website Search
ID 15457

Repetitve elements, junk DNA, transposons, and compartative genomics, James Watson

Description:
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks abput repetitve elements, junk DNA, transposons, and compartative genomics.
Transcript:
The sort of key feature you see is all this repetitive DNA, the origin of the so-called junk DNA, these movable genetic elements forming a very large part of our genome. I'd say the thing we didn't expect is really genes haven't changed hardly at all during vertebrate development, we have virtually the same genes as the fish and really, you know, the mouse and humans, I never expected they'd be so similar. It's the same actors but they come onstage at different time and they change their clothes slightly and so roughly the same genes can give you a mouse or a human, it depends when they work. And that, so we're learning an enormous amount about evolution.
Keywords:
junk dna,repetitive dna,james watson,watson james,genetic elements,vertebrate development,transposons,interviewee,different time,genomics,genes,genome,actors,evolution,clothes,fish
Downloads:
Creative Commons License This work by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Related content:

15456. Impact of the Human Genome Project, James Watson
James Watson talks about impact of the Human Genome Project.
15096. Audacious idea of sequencing the human genome?, Leroy Hood
Leroy Hood talks about audacious idea of sequencing the human genome.
15462. From the double helix to the Human Genome Project, James Watson
James Watson talks about from the double helix to the Human Genome Project.
16957. 100 Years of Corn Research at CSHL
The Maize Genome Project is the culmination of a century of maize research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that began with George Shull and continued with Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock.
15448. Money was on everyone's mind, James Watson
James Watson talks about the Human Genome Project and government funding.
15445. Beginnings of the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, James Watson
James Watson talks about beginnings of the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
15458. Human Genome Project and the future, James Watson.
James Watson talks about human Genome Project and the future.
15446. Funding the Human Genome Project, James Watson
James Watson talks about funding the Human Genome Project.
15425. First reactions to the Human Genome Project, James Watson
Nobel Laureate James Watson, the first director of the Human Genome Project, talks about his first reaction to the idea.
15449. Debate over the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, James Watson
James Watson talks about debate over the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationNews & FeaturesCampus & Public EventsCareersGiving