Latest Gene Stories
Most of our physiological functions fluctuate throughout the day.
Special science segment part of Reliv International’s 25th anniversary celebration in Orlando on July 18-20 CHESTERFIELD, MO (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
A new study from UC San Francisco emphasizes the potentially vital biological role of the so-called 'junk DNA'.
An international team of researchers from the US, Europe and Japan have compiled the first comparison of both the DNA sequences and which genes are active – or being transcribed – between the domestic tomato and wild varieties.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that allows cells to read their own DNA in the correct direction, preventing them from replicating the intergenic DNA, or so-called “junk DNA,” that makes up significant parts of our genome.
In the past year a group of synthetic proteins called CRISPR-Cas RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs) have generated great excitement in the scientific community as gene-editing tools.
Scientists from Australia and the United States bring new insights to our understanding of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, one of the biggest challenges currently facing the fields of genomics and genetics.
RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres.
In the cover story for the journal Genetics this month, neurobiologist Dan Chase and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst describe a new experimental technique they developed that will allow scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism.
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...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).