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

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 of Neuroscience, 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…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

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Senior author of the study is M. Geoff Rosenfeld, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Co-first authors Liuqing Yang, PhD, and Chunru Lin, PhD, are postdoctoral researchers in Dr. Rosenfeld’s laboratory.