News tagged with gene activation

TraDIS technique tackles typhoid

( -- For the first time, researchers are able to look at the need for every gene in a bacterial cell in a single experiment. The new method will transform the study of gene activity and the search for weaknesses ...

dateOct 16, 2009 in Genetics
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Small molecules mimic natural gene regulators

( -- In the quest for new approaches to treating and preventing disease, one appealing route involves turning genes on or off at will, directly intervening in ailments such as cancer and diabetes, which result ...

dateJun 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Saved by junk DNA

VIB researchers linked to K.U.Leuven and Harvard University show that stretches of DNA previously believed to be useless 'junk' DNA play a vital role in the evolution of our genome. They found that unstable pieces of junk ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Biotechnology
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