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Gene expression

Gene expression is the process of converting the information contained in a gene into the gene product (usually proteins). The DNA of the gene is first transcribed into RNA, which is then translated into a protein, such as an enzyme other functional product. Genes can be turned 'on' or 'off' in different cells, for example by transcription factors.

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'Zombie genes' increase expression after death 29 March 2021 News
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo 22 March 2021 News
Differences in gene expression may explain mental disorder symptoms 15 February 2021 News
New genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease 7 December 2020 News
Space travel impairs mitochondrial function 30 November 2020 News
Space worms show how gravity can affect genes 30 November 2020 News
Gene critical in heart development protects immune system from ageing 16 November 2020 News
Young stem cells isolated from old mice 26 October 2020 News
Embryo development 'clock' differs in mouse and human 21 September 2020 News
Sudden changes in endometrial cell gene expression allow embryo implantation to occur 21 September 2020 News
CRISPR trial shows promising results for sickle cell and thalassaemia 22 June 2020 News
Nanodevice tracks mammalian cells from the inside 1 June 2020 News
Virtual embryo gives insight into early embryo development 27 April 2020 News
CRISPR can now target RNA - including coronavirus genome 23 March 2020 News
Study shows brain organoids are confused and disorganised 10 February 2020 News
Primate ovarian ageing study has implications for human fertility 3 February 2020 News
RNA discovery changes our understanding of gene expression 27 January 2020 News
Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment 6 January 2020 Comment
Cancer cells limit DNA repair to overcome treatment 11 November 2019 News
Human 'mini-brains' give evolutionary insights 21 October 2019 News
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