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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Researchers develop ovarian tumor microenvironment-chip to test novel ways to treat the disease

Researchers develop ovarian tumor microenvironment-chip to test novel ways to treat the disease

Novel therapeutic agent could be effective for treating cancers with certain gene mutations

Novel therapeutic agent could be effective for treating cancers with certain gene mutations

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Researchers use mass spectrometry to study immunogenic SARS-CoV-2 epitopes

Researchers use mass spectrometry to study immunogenic SARS-CoV-2 epitopes

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

Chemotherapy drugs can induce mutations that lead to relapse in pediatric ALL patients

Chemotherapy drugs can induce mutations that lead to relapse in pediatric ALL patients

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Study increases knowledge of the genetics behind aortic aneurysm

Study increases knowledge of the genetics behind aortic aneurysm

SARS-CoV-2 reprograms host chromatic network to induce immune dysfunction

SARS-CoV-2 reprograms host chromatic network to induce immune dysfunction

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease

Clinical trial to test personalized treatment for severe asthma caused by a specific mutation

Clinical trial to test personalized treatment for severe asthma caused by a specific mutation

Researchers use information theory to monitor resistance mechanisms to targeted cancer therapy

Researchers use information theory to monitor resistance mechanisms to targeted cancer therapy

Vitamin C and TET proteins can work together to give regulatory T cells their life-saving power

Vitamin C and TET proteins can work together to give regulatory T cells their life-saving power

Virginia Tech's in-house development of novel SARS-CoV-2 test shows the power of academic labs

Virginia Tech's in-house development of novel SARS-CoV-2 test shows the power of academic labs

Potent nasal vaccine protects non-human primates from SARS-CoV-2

Potent nasal vaccine protects non-human primates from SARS-CoV-2

MET amplification identified as a potentially actionable driver for non-small cell lung cancer

MET amplification identified as a potentially actionable driver for non-small cell lung cancer