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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The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

Researchers use single-cell RNA sequence analysis to address the cornea's healing process

Researchers use single-cell RNA sequence analysis to address the cornea's healing process

SARS-CoV-2 RNA best preserved in wastewater under freezing conditions

SARS-CoV-2 RNA best preserved in wastewater under freezing conditions

COVID-19: HLA class I genotypes and mortality

COVID-19: HLA class I genotypes and mortality

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

Researchers develop new search engine to investigate viral sequences in COVID-19

Researchers develop new search engine to investigate viral sequences in COVID-19

Study shows BICRA gene functions in neural development in humans, flies

Study shows BICRA gene functions in neural development in humans, flies

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

Favorable clinical outcome for ivermectin in COVID-19 animal model

Favorable clinical outcome for ivermectin in COVID-19 animal model

University of Sheffield and Pfizer launch new consortium to accelerate development of ATMPs

University of Sheffield and Pfizer launch new consortium to accelerate development of ATMPs

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

SARS-CoV-2's spike protein mutations have slowed, study finds

SARS-CoV-2's spike protein mutations have slowed, study finds

SARS-CoV-2 spike deletion mutations may evade current vaccine candidates, study finds

SARS-CoV-2 spike deletion mutations may evade current vaccine candidates, study finds

Novel targeted therapy blocks metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects

Novel targeted therapy blocks metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects

Researchers develop recombinant SARS-CoV-2 model to aid vaccine and antiviral research

Researchers develop recombinant SARS-CoV-2 model to aid vaccine and antiviral research

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Basic concepts lay the foundation for personalized immunotherapy

Basic concepts lay the foundation for personalized immunotherapy

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Researchers discover potential cellular target for eliminating bone breakdown in osteoporosis

Researchers discover potential cellular target for eliminating bone breakdown in osteoporosis

New findings could pave the way for more effective, safer and cheaper gene therapy

New findings could pave the way for more effective, safer and cheaper gene therapy