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Dynamic changes in the structure of chromatin controls the development of arms and legs more

Turkish researcher explores how developing life is shaped

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Scientists from Berlin and Aarhus describe an RNA modification able to speed up or slow down processing of precursor-mRNAs, depending on its position more

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has been elected as member of the international research organization more

Berlin scientists propose novel mode of gene regulation through long non-coding RNAs more

Scientists from Berlin and Naples develop methods for predictions about the three-dimensional structure of DNA more

The release of stress hormones triggers a wide variety of different responses in the organism. Some of these responses are controlled by so-called enhancers, regulatory regions in the genome, which influence the activity of genes. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin now found that an individual enhancer can contribute to distinct stress responses in different cell types. This is because the shared enhancer regulates the expression of different gene transcripts in the distinct cell types thereby facilitating cell-type specific responses to stress. more

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