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 ...

dateMay 29, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Cancer
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With genomes, bigger may really be better

Biologists analyzing DNA in search of the molecular underpinnings of life have consistently favored species with small genomes, which are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes. But ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Gene Regulatory Networks

A quartet of studies by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) highlight a special feature on gene regulatory networks recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (P ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in
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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 ...

dateFeb 01, 2009 in
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