Genome Research

Genetics

New finding reveals battle behind gene expression

The complex process regulating gene expression is often compared to following a recipe. Miss a genetic ingredient, or add it in the wrong order, and you could have a disaster on your hands.

Oncology & Cancer

Mutation stands in the way of healthy blood cell maturation

In the veins, stem cells constantly mature and develop into blood cells that are necessary for the body to work properly. Now, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and EMBL in Heidelberg have discovered exactly how ...

Genetics

Recycling histones through transcription

Cells reuse a part of the histones which are used to pack DNA, according to a current study by Karolinska Institutet. The study, which is published in the journal Genome Research, was conducted on yeast cells, but it is likely ...

Genetics

Yeast against the machine: Bakers' yeast could improve diagnosis

It's easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can't exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Professor Fritz Roth is setting out to change this by going to basics—to our billion-year-old ...

Genetics

Are mosaic embryos the 'dark horse' of IVF?

Not every embryo contains 46 perfect chromosomes. Some have more, others have fewer. The result is a common abnormality known as aneuploidy, which occurs in as many as 80 percent of human embryos.

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