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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Genome editing in vascular endothelial cells made possible with a powerful new delivery system

Genome editing in vascular endothelial cells made possible with a powerful new delivery system

Cannabidiol may improve innate immune response against SARS-CoV-2

Cannabidiol may improve innate immune response against SARS-CoV-2

Study provides valuable insight into the developmental origins of schizophrenia

Study provides valuable insight into the developmental origins of schizophrenia

UMass Amherst professor receives $2 million NIH MIRA grant for trailblazing research

UMass Amherst professor receives $2 million NIH MIRA grant for trailblazing research

Study shows Omicron less severe than Delta among COVID-19 hospitalized patients

Study shows Omicron less severe than Delta among COVID-19 hospitalized patients

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients less infectious than symptomatic patients

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients less infectious than symptomatic patients

Study shows possible reverse zoonoses of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to animals

Study shows possible reverse zoonoses of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to animals

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

Study advances the understanding of lymphatic vessels serving the heart

Study advances the understanding of lymphatic vessels serving the heart

Virus-like particles as delivery vehicles for gene-editing

Virus-like particles as delivery vehicles for gene-editing

Researchers identify gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19

Researchers identify gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Macrophages in the arteries can "sniff" out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Faster and more affordable method for detecting adulteration of meat products

Faster and more affordable method for detecting adulteration of meat products

UC researchers to examine how stress hormones affect cell degeneration in Parkinson's patients

UC researchers to examine how stress hormones affect cell degeneration in Parkinson's patients

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 infection caused significant changes in the levels of stress associated small RNAs

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 infection caused significant changes in the levels of stress associated small RNAs

Defective gene in blood cancers could be treated with already available drugs

Defective gene in blood cancers could be treated with already available drugs

Ultra-rapid genome sequencing technology can detect rare genetic diseases in eight hours

Ultra-rapid genome sequencing technology can detect rare genetic diseases in eight hours

The zoonotic potential of epidemic porcine deltacoronavirus

The zoonotic potential of epidemic porcine deltacoronavirus

How much protection does SARS-CoV-2 infection provide against reinfection?

How much protection does SARS-CoV-2 infection provide against reinfection?

Estimating transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron over Delta in the UK

Estimating transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron over Delta in the UK