News tagged with gene control

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, ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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'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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New light shed on cell division

Genes control everything from eye color to disease susceptibility, and inheritance - the passing of the genes from generation to generation after they have been duplicated - depends on centromeres. Located in the little pinched ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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