Christos Velanis discusses the polycomb group complex, domesticated transposons and the future of scientific funding.

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Published on: July 15, 2020

Christos Velanis works at the University of Edinburgh and discusses work published in PloS Genetics entitled ‘The domesticated transposase ALP2 mediates formation of a novel Polycomb protein complex by direct interaction with MSI1, a core subunit of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2)‘.

Pumi Perera is co-first author on this work from the Goodrich lab that is the follow-on to research published in PLoS Genetics in 2015 ‘Kicking against the PRCs – A Domesticated Transposase Antagonises Silencing Mediated by Polycomb Group Proteins and Is an Accessory Component of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2‘. At the time GARNet talked to Justin Goodrich about this paper

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