News tagged with hox genes

Competing mice reveal genetic defects

In recent years, University of Utah biologists showed that when wild-type mice compete in seminatural "mouse barns" for food, territory and mates, they can suffer health problems not revealed by conventional toxicity tests ...

Sep 30, 2015
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What mechanism generates our fingers and toes?

Dr. Marie Kmita and her research team at the IRCM contributed to a multidisciplinary research project that identified the mechanism responsible for generating our fingers and toes, and revealed the importance of gene regulation ...

Dec 14, 2012
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Single gene regulates motor neurons in spinal cord

In a surprising and unexpected discovery, scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a single type of gene acts as a master organizer of motor neurons in the spinal cord. The finding, published in the September ...

Sep 08, 2010
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The skeleton: Size matters

Vertebrates have in common a skeleton made of segments, the vertebrae. During development of the embryo, each segment is added in a time dependent manner, from the head-end to the tail-end: the first segments to be added ...

Oct 27, 2009
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