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Long Interspersed Nucleotide Element (LINE) repeats

    Long Interspersed Nucleotide Elements (LINE) repeats are typically several kilobases  in length, and are dispersed between protein-coding regions at multiple loci throughout the genome. In humans, the Li repeat family occurs as a 6,400 bp element repeated more than ten thousand times.


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