Wistar Wire: Genes

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If there is one thing that recent advances in genomics has revealed, it is how chatty our genes are. They “talk” to each other, interacting across separate chromosomes and vast stretches of DNA...
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Much like the plastic caps at the tips of shoelaces that keep them from unraveling, telomeres cover the ends of our chromosomes to protect the DNA within them...
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Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., Wistar’s Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Professor, is shedding new light on the genetic unknown with the discovery of how long non-coding RNA (ncRNA) drives how cells “read” genes, transcribing the genetic code into proteins. He and his colleagues believe these long ncRNA molecules may represent so-called gene enhancer elements—short regions of DNA that can boost the amount of proteins a cell makes.
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The laboratory of Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D., assistant professor in Wistar’s Gene Expression and Regulation Program, has published the first detailed report that highlights the structure and function of Cdc13...
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