When pathogens infect the cells of the body, the infection sets off a chain reaction involving the immune system that changes the expression of hundreds of genes. Gene expression is … Continue Reading Multiple signatures left on the immune system by viral infections identified for the first time.
Growing insights about a significant part of the genome, the dark matter of DNA, have fundamentally changed the way scientists approach the study of diseases. The human genome contains about … Continue Reading Study provides first ever comprehensive profile of lncRNAs in human cancers.
When cells are normal and unstressed, the molecule keeps transcription moving so that genes are ‘expressed’ and RNA is jotted down more quickly. When cells are stressed and transcription runs … Continue Reading Researchers identify key molecule which halts transcription of cell’s genetic code.