News tagged with gene control

Special chromosomal structures control key genes

Within almost every human cell is a nucleus six microns in diameter—about one 300th of a human hair's width—that is filled with roughly three meters of DNA. As the instructions for all cell processes, the DNA must be ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Tracking genes' remote controls

As an embryo develops, different genes are turned on in different cells, to form muscles, neurons and other bodily parts. Inside each cell's nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, ...

Jan 09, 2012
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Powerful systems biology

An international team of researchers headed by ETH-Zurich scientists has demonstrated for the first time how to extract testable hypotheses from a vast amount of different measurement data for cells that are ...

Mar 27, 2012
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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. ...

Jan 14, 2009
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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 ...

Oct 13, 2009
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Mobile MITEs jump to fame in gene regulation

Moving genetic elements from one location to another in a genome makes for a very dynamic situation in terms of development and disease. An EU project has investigated a special type of micro transposable ...

Jun 18, 2012
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