• Finding gene neighbors leads to new protein functions

    6 days ago - By Phys

    Access to sequenced genomes was a watershed moment in life science research. Genome sequences spell out an organism's DNA, the genetic code for how the organism develops, reproduces, and functions. As new technologies have developed, the availability of these gene sequences has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, scientists' ability to decipher the functions encoded in these sequences has not kept pace. This is particularly true for eukaryotes-cells and organisms with clearly defined nuclei. As a result, researchers do not understand the function of millions of proteins, which do the work...
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