News tagged with gene transcription

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New informatics tool makes the most of genomic data

The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care; biomedical researchers hope to use the information contained in human genomes to make better predictions ...

Jul 11, 2018
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Discovery of the 'pioneer' that opens the genome

Our genome contains all the information necessary to form a complete human being. This information, encoded in the genome's DNA, stretches over one to two metres long but still manages to squeeze into a cell about 100 times ...

Jan 23, 2018
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Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind 'Paused' Genes

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the mechanism driving a protein that influences transcription, a crucial step in gene expression. The study, recently published in Science, could lead to drugs that control ...

Sep 07, 2017
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