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‘Clueless’ Housekeeping Genes

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

‘Clueless’ Housekeeping Genes Are Activated Randomly, Study Finds
ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2010) — Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have made an unexpected finding about the method by which certain genes are activated. Contrary to what researchers have traditionally assumed, genes that work with other genes to build protein structures do not act in a coordinated way but instead are turned on randomly. The surprising discovery, described in the December 5 online edition of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, may fundamentally change the way scientists think about the way cellular processes are synchronized.

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