Do genes express themselves through poetry?

Posted by on May 9, 2016 3:57 pm
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A new study makes inroads in learning to ‘read’ the genome, a key goal of modern biology. The results show that the DNA content of our genomes resembles a complex biological language, composed of coding regions and regulatory regions. Although protein-coding regions in DNA could be compared to a traffic signal — utilizing a simple stop or go message — the regulatory regions in DNA are more like poetry.

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