News tagged with gene activation

Functional genomics gets tiny

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered an ancient mechanism that cells use to silence genes. Like a dimmer switch turning down a light, RNA interference (RNAi) dials down gene activity in ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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A knockout resource for mouse genetics

An international consortium of researchers report today in Nature that they have knocked out almost 40 per cent of the genes in the mouse genome. The completed resource will power studies of gene activity in models of hum ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Birdsong independent of brain size

(PhysOrg.com) -- The brains of all vertebrates display gender-related differences. In songbirds, for example, the size of the brain areas that control their singing behaviour could be linked to the size of ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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