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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Scientists discover a new drug-resistance mechanism in breast cancer

Scientists discover a new drug-resistance mechanism in breast cancer

Researchers identify a new gene implicated in rare lysosomal storage disorder

Researchers identify a new gene implicated in rare lysosomal storage disorder

Improved brain organoids provide cellular and molecular insights into autism

Improved brain organoids provide cellular and molecular insights into autism

The involvement of minor intron-containing gene-encoded proteins in viral infections

The involvement of minor intron-containing gene-encoded proteins in viral infections

Intranasal vaccine represents an effective broad-spectrum COVID-19 vaccine strategy

Intranasal vaccine represents an effective broad-spectrum COVID-19 vaccine strategy

What is the impact of monkeypox infection on the hemostatic system?

What is the impact of monkeypox infection on the hemostatic system?

EPFL and UTHSC researchers explore the interplay between genes, sex, growth, and age

EPFL and UTHSC researchers explore the interplay between genes, sex, growth, and age

Study opens avenues to improve prognosis of children with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

Study opens avenues to improve prognosis of children with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover new gene target for aggressive lung cancer

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover new gene target for aggressive lung cancer

Epigenetics drug used to treat blood cancers, rare sarcomas can halt bladder cancer growth

Epigenetics drug used to treat blood cancers, rare sarcomas can halt bladder cancer growth

Researchers discover potential therapeutic target for deadly brain tumors

Researchers discover potential therapeutic target for deadly brain tumors

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Star-shaped brain cells can "turn off" neurons involved in heroin relapse

Star-shaped brain cells can "turn off" neurons involved in heroin relapse

What is the COVID-19 mRNA-1273 vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-variants?

What is the COVID-19 mRNA-1273 vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-variants?

Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

Study attributes increased transmissibility of Monkeypox Clade IIb to genomic accordions

Study attributes increased transmissibility of Monkeypox Clade IIb to genomic accordions

What are the genetic associations of stroke pathogenesis across ancestry groups?

What are the genetic associations of stroke pathogenesis across ancestry groups?

Can you shed infectious SARS-CoV-2 virions even if COVID vaccinated?

Can you shed infectious SARS-CoV-2 virions even if COVID vaccinated?

Nursing home study shows 4th COVID mRNA dose provides extra protection against severe Omicron outcomes

Nursing home study shows 4th COVID mRNA dose provides extra protection against severe Omicron outcomes

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score