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Scientists unveil sex-linked control of genes

Many proteins interact with an RNA molecule called Xist to coat and silence one X chromosome in every female cell. Learning how genes are targeted and silenced may help researchers studying sex-specific diseases.

dateApr 03, 2015 in Biotechnology
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How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Toward an expression atlas for an entire brain

Researchers who study how genes are expressed across a given tissue can now examine thousands of genes at once at cellular resolution, thanks to new methods developed at EMBL and published in Nature Biotechnology. The ne ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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