Non-Coding RNA Relocates Genes When It’s Time To Go To Work

November 10, 2011

Cells develop and thrive by turning genes on and off as needed in a precise pattern, a process known as regulated gene transcription. In a paper published in the November 9 issue of the journal Cell, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say this process is even more complex than previously thought, with regulated genes actually relocated to other, more conducive places in the cell nucleus.

Coauthors include Bioinformatics and Systems Biology faculty members Michael G. Rosenfeld, M.D. and Pieter C. Dorrestein, Ph.D.

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