RNA polymerase
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.
Using RNA to Amplify RNA
Using RNA to Amplify RNA
Abby Olena | Aug 15, 2016
Researchers apply in vitro evolution to generate an RNA enzyme capable of copying and amplifying RNA.
William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics
William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University. Age: 35
Polymerase Pieces
Polymerase Pieces
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2014
Researchers discover a new subunit of a bacterial RNA polymerase—as well as hints of its potential role in defending against viruses.
DNA Damage Scout
DNA Damage Scout
Andrew P. Han | Feb 11, 2014
Researchers are beginning to appreciate a role for RNA polymerase beyond gene transcription.
Living Transistors
Living Transistors
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2013
Scientists are trying to turn cells into tiny computers.