Tagged: gene regulation

François Jacob - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 22, 2013

A few days ago François Jacob died. You could say that he and Jacques Monod* were the ‘fathers’ of gene regulation, now a huge area in molecular biology. Proteins include the enzymes that ‘digest’ our food, chemically breaking it down and modifying it. It was thought that control of enzymes was largely controlled directly by these proteins … Read More

Now we begin to understand how the genome works! - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Sep 06, 2012

Peter K. Dearden You might have seen the press coverage of the release of the ‘Encode’ data which significantly increases our understanding of the functions of the Human genome. I have spent some time trying to explain it to the public, usually through using very unhelpful metaphors. I thought, just in case people were still confused ( or more confused), … Read More