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Protein

A large biological molecule made up of a string of sub-units called amino acids. There are thousands of different proteins in the human body, each with a particular job. For example, haemoglobin carries oxygen around the blood.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Scientist plans to make more genome-edited babies 17 June 2019 News
Lung-disease gene edited in mice in the womb 29 April 2019 News
UK woman has first gene therapy operation for dry AMD 25 February 2019 News
Podcast Review: Genome edited babies – Science Weekly, The Guardian 4 February 2019 Review
Birth of first genome-edited babies causes furore 26 November 2018 News
Epigenetic signature linked to Alzheimer's discovered 29 October 2018 News
Why single embryo transfers in IVF sometimes result in twins 15 October 2018 News
Cancer-related gene variations often reclassified, shows study 1 October 2018 News
Genome editing works in mitochondrial DNA for first time 1 October 2018 News
A quarter of human genes have been entirely neglected by research 24 September 2018 News
Frequent sex – not abstinence – is better for sperm quality 24 September 2018 News
Skeletal stem cells discovered in humans 24 September 2018 News
Simple urine test for early-stage ovarian cancer edges closer 17 September 2018 News
Genome editing relieves muscular dystrophy in dogs 3 September 2018 News
Scientists base-edit first viable human embryos 28 August 2018 News
Elephants' 'zombie gene' may give cancer insights 20 August 2018 News
Lab-grown lungs transplanted into pigs 6 August 2018 News
New class of drug puts cancer cells to sleep 6 August 2018 News
Gene therapy reverses type 2 diabetes in mice 16 July 2018 News
Genome editing turns cancer cells against their own 16 July 2018 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
30 November 2009 Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing post-genomic science in humans and other organisms...
The Blind-Drunk Mutant Mouse: A Model for Schizophrenia?
19 November 2009 12midday Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
A discussion introduced by Professor Kay Davies, Head of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford...