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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Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a new human genome sequencing research project

Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a new human genome sequencing research project

Remdesivir activates urotensin II receptor and induces cardiomyocyte dysfunction

Remdesivir activates urotensin II receptor and induces cardiomyocyte dysfunction

How should we react to the global monkeypox outbreak?

How should we react to the global monkeypox outbreak?

Doctors discover genetic and viral causes of adenoid hypertrophy in kids

Doctors discover genetic and viral causes of adenoid hypertrophy in kids

Study identifies multiple pathways adopted by SARS-CoV-2 to develop resistance to nirmatrelvir

Study identifies multiple pathways adopted by SARS-CoV-2 to develop resistance to nirmatrelvir

Gut microbial and immune parameters linked to heterogeneous inter-personal COVID-19 vaccine-triggered immunity

Gut microbial and immune parameters linked to heterogeneous inter-personal COVID-19 vaccine-triggered immunity

Azelastine nasal spray could decrease SARS-CoV-2 load

Azelastine nasal spray could decrease SARS-CoV-2 load

Wastewater surveillance expanded to detect the presence of monkeypox

Wastewater surveillance expanded to detect the presence of monkeypox

Transposable element controls the immune system to favor host survival during virus infection

Transposable element controls the immune system to favor host survival during virus infection

Study aims to understand how female fertility is established at the molecular level

Study aims to understand how female fertility is established at the molecular level

Nearly three-quarters of all stem cell lines are affected by DNA damage, say researchers

Nearly three-quarters of all stem cell lines are affected by DNA damage, say researchers

Gene expression in male and female brains become more similar with age, study says

Gene expression in male and female brains become more similar with age, study says

New computation-guided approach to identify small molecule corrector drugs for p53 hotspot mutations

New computation-guided approach to identify small molecule corrector drugs for p53 hotspot mutations

Traditional Chinese medicine reduces severity of radiation-induced gastrointestinal mucositis in rats

Traditional Chinese medicine reduces severity of radiation-induced gastrointestinal mucositis in rats

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

Scientists discover new target for treatment of premature aging disorders

Scientists discover new target for treatment of premature aging disorders

Monoclonal antibody decreases asthma attacks by 27% in children and adolescents of color

Monoclonal antibody decreases asthma attacks by 27% in children and adolescents of color

Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

Scientists explore ecological firewalls for the containment of synthetic microbes

Scientists explore ecological firewalls for the containment of synthetic microbes

Understanding the emotions behind memories

Understanding the emotions behind memories