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Researchers studying Icelanders discovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits.
A genetic defect that profoundly affects speech in humans also disrupts the ability of songbirds to sing effective courtship tunes.
A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases.
A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists reveals a mechanism through which the expression of genes is controlled -- a finding that highlights genetic mutations that can impair the timing of gene expression.
A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists reveals a mechanism through which the expression of genes is controlled – a finding that highlights genetic mutations that can impair the timing of gene expression.
What makes facial morphology so distinct? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But scientists are now studying how DNA fine-tunes genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another yet look different from unrelated individuals.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new way to parse and understand how special proteins called "master regulators" read the genome, and consequently turn genes on and off.
What keeps leukemia cells alive almost forever, able to continue dividing endlessly and aggressively?
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