News tagged with gene mutation

Chaos in the cell's command center

A defective operating system is never a good thing. Like computers, our cells depend on operating systems to drive normal functions. Gene expression programs comprise the software code our cells rely on, with each cell type ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Unraveling Batten disease

Waste management is a big issue anywhere, but at the cellular level it can be a matter of life and death. A Weizmann Institute study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, has revealed what causes a molecular waste container ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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