We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Cell Size Sparks Genome Awakening in Embryos

News   Jun 19, 2019 | Original story from Penn Medicine

 
Size Matters for Genome Awakening in Embryos

Awakening of the zygote genome over time as decreasing individual cell size triggers early embryo protein transcription Credit: Matt Good/Penn Medicine/Cell Press

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Taking Out the Cellular "Trash" Is Harder as Neurons Age

News

Cells dispose of harmful "trash" through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse declines.

READ MORE

Cancer Cells Switch Sugar for Fatty Acids to Spread Around the Body

News

Scientists have uncovered a crucial change in cancer cells that allows them to spread around the body – by switching from sugar to fatty acids to fuel their growth.

READ MORE

Sex Affects Gene Expression in Mammals

News

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, so the saying goes. The differences between the sexes have been explored across a variety of disciplines over many years: philosophy, literature and, of course, science. From a biological perspective, however, the effect that sex has on gene expression, particularly in autosomal (sex-linked) genes, has been a relatively unmapped area – until now.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Genomics Research

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE