News tagged with gene activation

In early heart development, genes work in tandem

Studying genes that regulate early heart development in animals, scientists have solved a puzzle about one gene's role, finding that it acts in concert with a related gene. Their finding contributes to understanding how the ...

dateJan 12, 2010 in Genetics
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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 simple organisms ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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