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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Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

CFTR modulator can be safe, well-tolerated for younger children with common form of cystic fibrosis

CFTR modulator can be safe, well-tolerated for younger children with common form of cystic fibrosis

Researchers identify genetic cause of a rare neurological disorder

Researchers identify genetic cause of a rare neurological disorder

Immunosuppression in COVID-19 promotes emergence of multiple immune escape mutants

Immunosuppression in COVID-19 promotes emergence of multiple immune escape mutants

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

Novel biomarker discovered to identify male COVID-19 patients at greatest risk for ICU admission

Novel biomarker discovered to identify male COVID-19 patients at greatest risk for ICU admission

High-throughput system can regulate gene expression for treating sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia

High-throughput system can regulate gene expression for treating sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia

Researchers describe the key facet of sexual determination in mammalian models

Researchers describe the key facet of sexual determination in mammalian models

Molecular clues explain why some neurons are more susceptible than others in Alzheimer’s disease

Molecular clues explain why some neurons are more susceptible than others in Alzheimer’s disease

A single archaeal enzyme can produce a spectacular range of natural and non-natural cardiolipins

A single archaeal enzyme can produce a spectacular range of natural and non-natural cardiolipins

Bubonic plague had long-term impact on human immune genes, indicates study

Bubonic plague had long-term impact on human immune genes, indicates study

Study may lead to personalized treatments for cystic fibrosis

Study may lead to personalized treatments for cystic fibrosis

Israeli study shows real-world efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

Israeli study shows real-world efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

Study provides a better understanding of the complex interplay of ncRNAs with gene regulation

Study provides a better understanding of the complex interplay of ncRNAs with gene regulation

Embryo gene editing in IVF can have potential major impacts on humanity

Embryo gene editing in IVF can have potential major impacts on humanity

Black swan DNA could offer insight into how humans respond to bird flu

Black swan DNA could offer insight into how humans respond to bird flu

Researchers study sex-specific gene mutation linked to autism

Researchers study sex-specific gene mutation linked to autism

Study reveals a new form of muscular dystrophy associated with pathogenic changes in JAG2 gene

Study reveals a new form of muscular dystrophy associated with pathogenic changes in JAG2 gene

Monocytes promote viral control during SARS-COV-2 infection

Monocytes promote viral control during SARS-COV-2 infection

Nanoscope presents optical gene delivery, OCT-guided electrophysiology platforms at ARVO annual meeting

Nanoscope presents optical gene delivery, OCT-guided electrophysiology platforms at ARVO annual meeting