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A woman looks shocked as a radioactive waste container leaks onto the floor in front of the exit door.
When the Floor is Radioactive
During her routine tasks in the laboratory, Mallory Havens suddenly found herself navigating a toxic terrain. 
When the Floor is Radioactive
When the Floor is Radioactive

During her routine tasks in the laboratory, Mallory Havens suddenly found herself navigating a toxic terrain. 

During her routine tasks in the laboratory, Mallory Havens suddenly found herself navigating a toxic terrain. 

alternative splicing

Microscopy image of blue stained cohesin proteins.
Mutated Cohesin Throws DNA Splicing out of Whack, Resulting in Cancer
Shafaq Zia | Mar 3, 2023 | 2 min read
Cohesin mutations cause dysregulations in alternative splicing, contributing to tumor initiation and progression, a study finds. 
A photograph of Christine Guthrie and Hiten Madhani
RNA Pioneer Christine Guthrie Dies at 77
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Guthrie established foundational concepts in the field of pre-mRNA splicing during her career at the University of California, San Francisco.
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020 | 2 min read
The way in which mRNA transcripts are cut can influence the elasticity of the organ.
a pair of scissors cuts a film strip that's curled into a helix
Alternative Splicing Provides a Broad Menu of Proteins for Cells
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020 | 10+ min read
It’s now clear that gene transcripts can be constructed in various ways, yet many questions remain about the process.
Contributors
The Scientist | Jan 13, 2020 | 4 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the January/February 2020 issue of The Scientist.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 16, 2019 | 4 min read
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2017 | 1 min read
A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017 | 3 min read
At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.
Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 19, 2016 | 1 min read
Mice born with lower amounts of nSR100 protein display the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, suggesting a functional link.
Same Gene, Different Functions
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2016 | 2 min read
Proteins encoded by the same gene can play very different roles in the cell, scientists show.
RNA Methylation Dynamics
and Gidi Rechavi, Dan Dominissini, and Chuan He | Dec 31, 2015 | 1 min read
Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.
Week in Review: July 14–18
Tracy Vence | Jul 18, 2014 | 3 min read
Converting heart muscle to pacemaker cells in pigs; alternative splicing and the human proteome; questioning a reported yogurt mold-illness link; H. pylori swiftly find mouse stomach injuries
Evolution by Splicing
Ruth Williams | Dec 20, 2012 | 3 min read
Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.
RNA Chases Its Tail
Sabrina Richards | Feb 2, 2012 | 3 min read
New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.
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