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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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Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease 11 January 2021 News
Noncoding DNA helps regulate our body clock 11 January 2021 News
The impact of COVID-19 on oocytes 11 January 2021 Comment
Correlation and Causation: What Can Genetics and Genomics Tell Us about COVID-19? 21 December 2020 Comment
Examining the Evidence: Can COVID-19 Affect Fertility? Can It Affect the Fetus? 21 December 2020 Comment
Gene therapy injected in one eye improves vision in both 14 December 2020 News
Human egg cells are often genetically abnormal 14 December 2020 News
Molecular 'barcode' determines which sperm reaches the egg 14 December 2020 News
New genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease 7 December 2020 News
Protein from a mother's egg stays in the developing embryo 30 November 2020 News
Space travel impairs mitochondrial function 30 November 2020 News
Stem cells protect chromosome ends to prevent ageing 30 November 2020 News
Genome's non-coding 'dark matter' plays role in cancer development 23 November 2020 News
Novel cancer driver genes discovered by prediction algorithm 23 November 2020 News
Hidden coronavirus gene offers treatment potential 16 November 2020 News
Possible epigenetic target for endometriosis treatment 16 November 2020 News
Ovarian cancer blood test more effective than previously thought 2 November 2020 News
Organoids indicate that SARS-CoV-2 damages the brain barrier 26 October 2020 News
Protein delivered to testes improves sperm production 26 October 2020 News
Campaign to register stem cell donors saves baby 19 October 2020 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...