News tagged with gene activity

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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New Method Gives Regenerative Medicine a Boost

( -- Bioengineers at UC San Diego have developed a breakthrough method for sequencing-based methylation profiling, which could help fuel personalized regenerative medicine and even lead to more efficient and cost-effective ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Biotechnology
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With genomes, bigger may really be better

Biologists analyzing DNA in search of the molecular underpinnings of life have consistently favored species with small genomes, which are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes. But ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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