gene expression
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.
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
The Scientist Staff | Aug 8, 2017
A failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.
Study: Ribosomes are Functionally Diverse
Study: Ribosomes are Functionally Diverse
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests that the cells’ protein factories have preferences for specific messenger RNAs they translate. 
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power
How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2017
Transcript abundance isn’t a reliable indicator of protein quantity, contrary to studies’ suggestions. 
Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression
Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression
Jef Akst | May 4, 2017
Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Methylation Maestro
Methylation Maestro
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2017
After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression.