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Undoing a hairpin doubles gene activity

Male fruit flies have one X chromosome per cell, females have two. So genes on the male X must work twice as hard to produce the same amount of protein as its female counterparts. An LMU team has found a new switch involved ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Molecular VELCRO for chromosome stability

( —A team of scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the University of Geneva has functionally dissected the molecular processes that ensure the stability of chromosomes. They ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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