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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.
Study pinpoints the mutational hotspots in DNA

Study pinpoints the mutational hotspots in DNA

Study identifies the spatial pattern of soil bacterial community in deep soil layer

Study identifies the spatial pattern of soil bacterial community in deep soil layer

Mitochondria of diabetic patients can't keep track of time, study finds

Mitochondria of diabetic patients can't keep track of time, study finds

Identification of genetic variant provides a big step for precision medicine in dialysis

Identification of genetic variant provides a big step for precision medicine in dialysis

Research illustrates the complex mechanism of bacterial innate immunity

Research illustrates the complex mechanism of bacterial innate immunity

Study investigates the role of essential genes in acetic acid tolerance

Study investigates the role of essential genes in acetic acid tolerance

Experts explain left–right asymmetry development in the embryo

Experts explain left–right asymmetry development in the embryo

'Switching on' Sight using Gene Therapy

'Switching on' Sight using Gene Therapy

Researchers use light instead of DNA to define plant populations

Researchers use light instead of DNA to define plant populations

Study uncovers new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

Study uncovers new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

Junk DNA' plays a crucial role in early embryonic development in all mammals, study shows

Junk DNA' plays a crucial role in early embryonic development in all mammals, study shows

Study finds novel genes linked to fibromuscular dysplasia using genetic meta-analysis

Study finds novel genes linked to fibromuscular dysplasia using genetic meta-analysis

Disease genes are unable to adapt as the rest of the genome, says research

Disease genes are unable to adapt as the rest of the genome, says research

Cellular environment impacts structure of the nuclear pore complex

Cellular environment impacts structure of the nuclear pore complex

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

AI-powered tool rapidly identifies genetic causes of rare disorders with high accuracy

AI-powered tool rapidly identifies genetic causes of rare disorders with high accuracy

Pioneering gene therapy has long-lasting effects on children with deadly immune disorder

Pioneering gene therapy has long-lasting effects on children with deadly immune disorder

Study identifies DNA mutations that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in liver disease patients

Study identifies DNA mutations that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in liver disease patients

Molecular atlas of small cell lung cancer reveals signatures of metastasis and immunosuppression

Molecular atlas of small cell lung cancer reveals signatures of metastasis and immunosuppression

Study reveals gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Study reveals gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome