Gene

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.
What are Genes?

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the chemical information database that carries the complete set of instructions for the cell as to the nature of the proteins produced by it, its life span, maturity, function and death. Genes are the working subunits of DNA. Each gene contains a particular set of instructions, usually coding for a particular protein or for a particular function.

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Eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that contribute to disease

Eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that contribute to disease

New, efficient method facilitates antibody development

New, efficient method facilitates antibody development

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

Combined liver-cytokine humanization enhances human red blood cell production and survival

Combined liver-cytokine humanization enhances human red blood cell production and survival

Researchers describe new approach for hematopoietic stem cell transplant in embryos

Researchers describe new approach for hematopoietic stem cell transplant in embryos

Children may transmit SARS-CoV-2 at same level as adults, suggests study

Children may transmit SARS-CoV-2 at same level as adults, suggests study

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

SARS-CoV-2 proteins are potent suppressors of innate immunity

SARS-CoV-2 proteins are potent suppressors of innate immunity

Discovery offers a precise route to treat inflammation associated with neuropathic pain

Discovery offers a precise route to treat inflammation associated with neuropathic pain

A small sensor can be used for rapid detection of RNA and DNA

A small sensor can be used for rapid detection of RNA and DNA

New COVID-19 variants can evade antibodies that work against original form of the virus

New COVID-19 variants can evade antibodies that work against original form of the virus

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

Insight into how plants sense zinc could help cultivate more nutritious crops

Insight into how plants sense zinc could help cultivate more nutritious crops

Proteomics analysis from aggressive human cancers can help identify potential therapeutic targets

Proteomics analysis from aggressive human cancers can help identify potential therapeutic targets

Study explains how the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant is more transmissible

Study explains how the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant is more transmissible

New mRNA treatment appears to stop replication of flu and Covid-19 viruses

New mRNA treatment appears to stop replication of flu and Covid-19 viruses

Menopausal changes may drive a heightened appetite for fatty foods and weight gain

Menopausal changes may drive a heightened appetite for fatty foods and weight gain

Study reports persistent SARS-CoV-2 with increasing viral variants in pediatric patients

Study reports persistent SARS-CoV-2 with increasing viral variants in pediatric patients

Genetic variation associated with COVID-19 outcome

Genetic variation associated with COVID-19 outcome

People diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency more likely to stop smoking, study shows

People diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency more likely to stop smoking, study shows