News tagged with gene activity

How cells hack their own genes

DNA in all organisms from yeast to humans encodes the genes that make it possible to live and reproduce. But these beneficial genes make up only 2 percent of our DNA. In fact, more than two-thirds of our genome is populated ...

dateAug 24, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Controlling gene activity in human development

Researchers at the Babraham Institute have revealed a new understanding of the molecular switches that control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. This insight provides new avenues for improving the efficiency of ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Harbingers of aging

Midlife crisis in the insect world: In a new study, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have detected age-dependent alterations in metabolism and gene regulation in middle-aged fruitflies, and show ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists predict activity of human genes

Genetically identical cells do not always behave the same way. According to the accepted theory, the reason are random molecular processes - known as random noise. For decades this view has been underpinned by numerous experiments ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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