News tagged with regulatory gene

Sugarcoating fruit fly development

Proteins are the executive agents that carry out all processes in a cell. Their activity is controlled and modified with the help of small chemical tags that can be dynamically added to and removed from the protein. 25 years ...

May 29, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Good fences make good neighbors

Our genome is a patchwork of neighborhoods that couldn't be more different: Some areas are hustling and bustling with gene activity, while others are sparsely populated and in perpetual lock-down. Breaking ...

May 14, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Single gene lets bacteria jump from host to host

(PhysOrg.com) -- All life -- plants, animals, people -- depends on peaceful coexistence with a swarm of microbial life that performs vital services from helping to convert food to energy to protection from ...

Feb 01, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 0