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Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 25, 2021
Britt Glaunsinger discusses how viruses steal from their hosts to take over cellular processes and promote their own survival.
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2017
Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.
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.
Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 24, 2014
Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.
Added Layers of Proteome Complexity
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2014
Scientists discover a broad spectrum of alternatively spliced human protein variants within a well-studied family of genes.
Laasya Samhita | Jan 2, 2014
Rewriting the genetic code can lead to a better understanding of how living cells work, and spawn new biotechnological applications.
Mitochondria Versus Nucleus
Juliet Ash | Feb 15, 2013
Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.
Annie Gottlieb | Oct 1, 2012
The Half-Life of Facts