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A gene is a unit of heredity in a living organism. It normally resides on a stretch of DNA that codes for a type of protein or for an RNA chain that has a function in the organism. All living things depend on genes, as they specify all proteins and functional RNA chains.
Adults carrying Alzheimer's risk gene have harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge

Adults carrying Alzheimer's risk gene have harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge

New mechanisms to enable regeneration of injured nerve fibers

New mechanisms to enable regeneration of injured nerve fibers

UQ researchers discover how our genes, environment influence BMI and height

UQ researchers discover how our genes, environment influence BMI and height

Head-to-head comparison of three breast cancer drugs reveals important differences

Head-to-head comparison of three breast cancer drugs reveals important differences

Harnessing power of CRISPR to control behavior of DNA-responsive materials

Harnessing power of CRISPR to control behavior of DNA-responsive materials

Scientists identify unique way to treat incurable type of children's brain cancer

Scientists identify unique way to treat incurable type of children's brain cancer

New study reveals exosome-mediated communication between mother and baby

New study reveals exosome-mediated communication between mother and baby

Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities

Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities

Ludwig study uncovers novel vulnerability in MYC-driven cancers

Ludwig study uncovers novel vulnerability in MYC-driven cancers

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Study opens up a new way for developing potential glioblastoma treatment

Study opens up a new way for developing potential glioblastoma treatment

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

New method prevents the release of synthetic DNA from genetically modified cells

New method prevents the release of synthetic DNA from genetically modified cells

Research team discovers gene critical for human eye, brain and limb development

Research team discovers gene critical for human eye, brain and limb development

Scientists identify specific gene that plays key role in several psychiatric conditions

Scientists identify specific gene that plays key role in several psychiatric conditions

Research examines role of Nicotinamide in preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucoma

Research examines role of Nicotinamide in preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucoma

Drug that treat human breast cancer might also work for canine lung cancer

Drug that treat human breast cancer might also work for canine lung cancer

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health