Chemical tags make differences in cell fate and gene expression

IQRA FAROOQ | September 21, 2018

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Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Spain have uncovered the role of chemical ‘tags’ in controlling genes involved in mammalian development. The research was led by Professor Luciano Di Croce and Professor Marc Marti-Renom, and focused on genes known as bivalent promoters; two-way genetic control witches, which either turn on or off. They turn on in early development to rapidly drive high levels of gene activity, or switch off to shut down the gene completely.

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