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Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
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
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
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of
paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
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
Jef Akst | May 4, 2017
Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.
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
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
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.
New Technique Enables Observation of Accessible Chromatin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2017
A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.
Characterizing the Imprintome
Amber Dance | Jan 1, 2017
Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring