Putting the brakes on the gene drive

A biological switch that could potentially regulate gene drive technology has been created by researchers from Cardiff University.

Oncology & Cancer

A non-coding RNA lasso catches proteins in breast cancer cells

A Danish-German study reports new findings about long non-coding RNA expression in the development of cancer. The results have an impact on the understanding of dynamic regulation of gene expression in biological processes.

Medical research

Team develops new approach to study long non-coding RNAs

Until recently, scientific research concentrated almost exclusively on the 2 percent of the genome's protein coding regions, virtually ignoring the other 98 percent - a vast universe of non-coding genetic material previously ...


Even DNA that doesn't encode genes can drive cancer

Most of the human genome—98 percent—is made up of DNA but doesn't actually encode genes, the recipes cells use to build proteins. The vast majority of genetic mutations associated with cancer occur in these non-coding ...


Finding long strands of RNA in skin development and disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long pieces of RNA work in skin cells. The RNA pieces, called "long non-coding RNAs" or "lncRNAs," help skin cells modulate ...


Navigating the genome to cure deafness

A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system.

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