News tagged with gene control

Parental controls on embryonic development?

When a sperm fertilizes an egg, each contributes a set of chromosomes to the resulting embryo, which at these very early stages is called a zygote. Early on, zygotic genes are inert, so embryonic development is largely controlled ...

dateDec 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Biotechnology
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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 ...

dateOct 09, 2014 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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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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