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Gladstone Scientists Discover Gene "Bursting" Plays Key Role in Protein Production
October 8, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes--and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.
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