Functional Genomics

Blindness Gene Discovered

Geneva, Switzerland — Researchers have identified the gene responsible for a recessive genetic disorder that causes degeneration of the eye and blindness.

How Satellite RNA Leads to Cancer

La Jolla, CA — Only some of us have satellite TV in our homes, but all of us have satellite DNA in cells in our bodies. Working copies of satellite DNA (called satellite RNAs) are high in certain types...

Scientists Discover How Antiviral Gene Works

Bronx, NY — Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have discovered the secret to the gene’s success: The enzyme it codes for generates a compound that stops...

Encrypted Messages in Biological Processes

Aarhus C, Denmark — RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A Danish-German research team has shown that modified RNA bases have...

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