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mRNA (messenger RNA)

mRNA (messenger RNA) is an intermediate stage between a gene and the protein it codes for. The cell uses an mRNA template when making a protein, rather than reading the DNA code directly.

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NHS approves gene-silencing drug for rare hereditary condition 15 July 2019 News
Sydney Brenner, geneticist and Nobel laureate, dies aged 92 15 April 2019 News
Gene linked to schizophrenia is key in early brain development 2 October 2017 News
Regeneration of oocytes from discarded genetic material: will this double IVF success rates? 28 November 2016 Comment
Lower mitochondria gene activity in brains with Alzheimer's disease 14 November 2016 News
Research finds sperm's 'on' switch 21 March 2016 News
Database links genetic variants to effects on expression 11 May 2015 News
Cas9 inhibits hepatitis C in human cells 5 May 2015 News
Genome editing prevents mitochondrial disease in mice 27 April 2015 News
Human cells have their clock put back 9 February 2015 News
The STAP cell controversy: post factum 7 July 2014 Comment
Drug found effective in 'silencing' disease gene 15 July 2013 News
Exercise affects epigenetics of fat storage 15 July 2013 News
Gene defect 'switched off' in human tissue 1 July 2013 News
Genetic similarities found between ovarian and breast cancers 1 October 2012 News
Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online 24 September 2012 News
Two RNA studies give clues to neurodegeneration 23 January 2012 News
Biopsy of egg DNA to aid IVF 10 October 2011 News
Scientists discover new way to reverse genetic defects 20 June 2011 News
Genes, autism and brain structure 31 May 2011 News
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