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R-loops break down gene silencing

Researchers have figured out how the human body keeps essential genes switched "on" and silences the vast stretches of genetic repeats and "junk" DNA.
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DNA found outside genes plays largely unknown, potentially vital roles

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

A new UC San Francisco study highlights the potential importance of the vast majority of human DNA that lies outside of genes within the cell. The researchers found that about 85 percent of these stretches of DNA make RNA, a molecul... Read Post

Saved By Junk DNA: Vital Role In The Evolution Of Human Genome

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Stretches of DNA previously believed to be useless 'junk' DNA play a vital role in the evolution of our genome, researchers have now shown. They found that unstable pieces of junk DNA help tuning gene activity and enable organisms t... Read Post

R-Loops Break Walls Of Gene Silencing

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have figured out how the human body keeps essential genes switched "on" and silences the vast stretches of genetic repeats and "junk" DNA. Frédéric Chédin, associate professor i... Read Post


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