Latest Gene Stories
Stowers researchers show that DNA sequences at the beginning of genes -- at least in fruit flies -- contain more information than previously thought
A study investigating the function of the recently discovered enhancer RNA molecules may open new avenues for gene therapy.
Two women have the same genetic mutation – an abnormal BRCA1 gene that puts them both at much higher-than-average risk for breast cancer – but only one woman develops the disease.
X chromosomes are very special genetic material.
A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related.
Duke researchers have devised a way to quickly and easily target and tinker with any gene in the human genome.
New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function.
A gene long presumed dead comes to life under the full moon of inflammation.
A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.