gene expression
Infographic: Gassy Genes
Infographic: Gassy Genes
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.

Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.
Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death
Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2018
RNA-sequencing data reveal that specific tissues have distinct changes in gene expression after an individual has passed away.
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
The Scientist Staff | Nov 14, 2017
A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help C. elegans survive severe caloric restriction.  
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
Catherine Offord | Aug 10, 2017
Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.