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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.
Study identifies predictors of poor outcomes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

Study identifies predictors of poor outcomes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

Serum metabolites linked to NAFLD may be heritable, research shows

Serum metabolites linked to NAFLD may be heritable, research shows

Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests

Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing

UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide

Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

New RNA switch achieves gene activation thousands of times better than nature

New RNA switch achieves gene activation thousands of times better than nature

UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer

UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer

New research provides insights into role of key cancer gene

New research provides insights into role of key cancer gene

Despite GOP efforts to corral Medicaid spending, states expand benefits

Despite GOP efforts to corral Medicaid spending, states expand benefits

Cornell study reveals how UV radiation triggers melanoma

Cornell study reveals how UV radiation triggers melanoma

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers

Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers

UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack

UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack

Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient

Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient