News tagged with rna genes

How does a mobile DNA sequence find its target?

To understand how transposable elements shape genomes, where they are maintained over generations, it is vital to discover the mechanisms behind their targeted integration. Researchers from the Laboratoire Pathologie et Virologie ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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How an RNA gene silences a whole chromosome

Researchers at Caltech have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs, pronounced link RNAs) can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Biotechnology
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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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