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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Three-way strategy employed by SARS-CoV-2 during infection

Three-way strategy employed by SARS-CoV-2 during infection

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

SARS-CoV-2 virus uses a multipronged strategy to avoid detection by the immune system

SARS-CoV-2 virus uses a multipronged strategy to avoid detection by the immune system

Researchers identify six “words” used by specific immune cells to call up immune defense genes

Researchers identify six “words” used by specific immune cells to call up immune defense genes

Scientists unveil new Ebola virus vaccine design

Scientists unveil new Ebola virus vaccine design

Study describes differences between mutation profile of acral nevi and acral melanoma

Study describes differences between mutation profile of acral nevi and acral melanoma

Study could help understand how Tuberous Sclerosis Complex arises

Study could help understand how Tuberous Sclerosis Complex arises

Study examines a pathway responsible for the formation of tau tangles in the brain

Study examines a pathway responsible for the formation of tau tangles in the brain

Scientists identify molecular mechanism behind weight gain in patients taking antipsychotics

Scientists identify molecular mechanism behind weight gain in patients taking antipsychotics

CNIO researchers unravel why motor neurons die in ALS patients

CNIO researchers unravel why motor neurons die in ALS patients

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

Investigational gene therapy can restore immune function in children with inherited immunodeficiency disorder

Investigational gene therapy can restore immune function in children with inherited immunodeficiency disorder

Researchers conduct first-in-man clinical trial for new stem cell technology

Researchers conduct first-in-man clinical trial for new stem cell technology

Low dose of a four-drug combination helps prevent cancer metastasis in mice

Low dose of a four-drug combination helps prevent cancer metastasis in mice

Personalized vaccine can provide effective immunization against cancer

Personalized vaccine can provide effective immunization against cancer

Novel 'CopyCatcher' detects when precise copying of genetic information takes place in cells

Novel 'CopyCatcher' detects when precise copying of genetic information takes place in cells

Experimental gene therapy successfully treats children born without an immune system

Experimental gene therapy successfully treats children born without an immune system

MIT researchers generate the complete gene annotation of SARS-CoV-2 genome

MIT researchers generate the complete gene annotation of SARS-CoV-2 genome

New tool may safely block gene linked to factors that cause heart disease

New tool may safely block gene linked to factors that cause heart disease

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition