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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Study helps restore retinal and visual functions of mice models of inherited retinal disease

Study helps restore retinal and visual functions of mice models of inherited retinal disease

New AI-based method of image analysis finds new cell types in tissue

New AI-based method of image analysis finds new cell types in tissue

Researchers discover gene that may help the body sense a full urinary bladder

Researchers discover gene that may help the body sense a full urinary bladder

Cleveland Clinic joins new Center for Integrated Multi-Modal and Multi-Scale Nucleome Research

Cleveland Clinic joins new Center for Integrated Multi-Modal and Multi-Scale Nucleome Research

Three new research teams aim to improve therapies for difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Three new research teams aim to improve therapies for difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Cytotoxic NK cells also have immunological memory function

Cytotoxic NK cells also have immunological memory function

Study provides possible explanation for progressive course of multiple sclerosis in mice

Study provides possible explanation for progressive course of multiple sclerosis in mice

Tracing lineage to demonstrate direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion in mouse brain

Tracing lineage to demonstrate direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion in mouse brain

Researchers develop new strategy to improve siRNA stability

Researchers develop new strategy to improve siRNA stability

Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

CRISPR-based engineered cell lines can accelerate potential treatment targets for SARS-CoV-2

CRISPR-based engineered cell lines can accelerate potential treatment targets for SARS-CoV-2

Patients with soft-tissue cancer show rapid and complete response to novel combination of immunotherapy

Patients with soft-tissue cancer show rapid and complete response to novel combination of immunotherapy

Rapid development of functionally diverse SARS-COV-2 mouse monoclonal antibodies

Rapid development of functionally diverse SARS-COV-2 mouse monoclonal antibodies

Exposure to ancient parasites may be linked to humans’ response to coronavirus

Exposure to ancient parasites may be linked to humans’ response to coronavirus

Synthetic signals could help control tissue regeneration, guide cellular therapies

Synthetic signals could help control tissue regeneration, guide cellular therapies

Early trauma leads to changes in blood metabolites, study finds

Early trauma leads to changes in blood metabolites, study finds

NIH grants 4D Nucleome award to support research by Gladstone scientists

NIH grants 4D Nucleome award to support research by Gladstone scientists

UTHSC professor receives $2.2 million for research into arterial stiffness and hypertension

UTHSC professor receives $2.2 million for research into arterial stiffness and hypertension

Moffitt study uncovers how specific molecules promote cancer progression

Moffitt study uncovers how specific molecules promote cancer progression

UCI-led researchers receive $3 million NIH grant for 4D Nucleome project

UCI-led researchers receive $3 million NIH grant for 4D Nucleome project