Latest Gene duplication Stories
Despite intense efforts the precise function of the Rett Syndrome protein has been difficult to pin down.
Today the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) announced research investments of $5.8 million awarded in 2014.
The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
Take a muscle cell, modify it over millions of years, and you end up with an exciting and literally shocking evolutionary result: the electric fish.
Despite the identification of gene mutations in methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) being linked to Rett syndrome (RS), research has been hindered by the lack of commercially available reference materials.
Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) awarded a record $7.2 million to new scientific explorations in 2013.
A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has identified a leukemia-specific stretch of DNA called an enhancer element that enables cancerous blood cells to proliferate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a devastating cancer that is incurable in 70% of patients.
Sometimes, when the DNA in a cell is copied during cell division, there is a mistake.
The study reveals how a genetic duplication that occurred millions of years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene, involved in cancer development
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.