News tagged with gene control

'Moonlighting' molecules discovered

Since the completion of the human genome sequence, a question has baffled researchers studying gene control: How is it that humans, being far more complex than the lowly yeast, do not proportionally contain in our genome ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Common gene variant found to regulate iron levels

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team including researchers at UQ's Diamantina Institute and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research has identified a new variant of a gene that helps to regulate iron and haemoglobin ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Genetics
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LincRNAs serve as genetic air-traffic controllers

Earlier this year, a scientific team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Broad Institute identified a class of RNA genes known as large intervening non-coding RNAs or "lincRNAs," a discovery that has ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Genetics
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Scientists uncover evolutionary keys to common birth disorders

The work of Forsyth scientist Peter Jezewski, DDS, Ph.D., has revealed that duplication and diversification of protein regions ('modules') within ancient master control genes is key to the understanding of certain birth disorders. ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in
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