LINE-1 transposable elements may be able to spread by horizontal gene transfer, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide analyzed more than 750 plant, fungal, and animal genomes to trace the path of LINE-1 (L1) and Bovine-B (BovB) transposable elements. L1 transposable elements have been tied to cancer in humans, the Telegraph notes.

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