News tagged with gene activity

Study shows how one insect got its wings

(Phys.org) —Scientists have delved deeper into the evolutionary history of the fruit fly than ever before to reveal the genetic activity that led to the development of wings – a key to the insect's ability to survive.

dateMar 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Making and breaking heterochromatin

To fit the two-meter long DNA molecule into a cell nucleus that is only a few thousandths of a millimetre in size, long sections of the DNA must be strongly compacted. Epigenetic marks maintain these sections, known as heterochromatin. ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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