News tagged with gene regions

New possible target for cancer treatment

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that cancer cells and normal cells use different 'gene switches' in order to regulate the expression of genes that control growth. In mice, the removal of a large regulatory ...

Jun 06, 2017
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Gene science closes in on endometriosis

In the world's largest study into the genetic causes of endometriosis, University of Queensland researchers have helped identify five new gene regions linked to the disease.

May 25, 2017
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A three-dimensional map of the genome

Cells face a daunting task. They have to neatly pack a several meter-long thread of genetic material into a nucleus that measures only five micrometers across. This origami creates spatial interactions between genes and their ...

Mar 08, 2017
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