Geneticists solve a decades-long puzzle about how genes are turned on to make cellular proteins
January 27, 2017
Molecular biologists at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have discovered a short sequence of DNA that is essential for turning on (expressing proteins) more than half of all human genes — an achievement that should provide scientists with a better understanding of how human genes are regulated.
Knowing what turns on genes is important. Each human cell contains about six feet of DNA, a double-helical molecular… read more