Nature has evolved an efficient way to write genes: mobile genetic elements
In recent years, we’ve made extraordinary leaps in genetic medicine, with two pillar technologies emerging: gene therapy and gene editing. While these methods are offering potential cures for select diseases, they are not without significant limitations.
By harnessing mobile genetic elements or MGEs, we can efficiently write DNA into the human genome
MGEs have already proven themselves to be extremely productive at engineering our genome. In fact, roughly fifty percent of our genome is comprised of mobile genetic element-derived DNA.
Exploring the Mobile Genetic Element toolbox
Diverse and effective ways to alter the genome
MGEs have evolved diverse ways to copy and insert themselves into our DNA—writing both large and small alterations to the human genome both randomly and at specific sites.
Mobile genetic elements make Gene Writing™ possible