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Imaging Shows 'Junk' DNA Acting as an On-Off Switch

News   Jul 25, 2018 | Original Press Release from Princeton University

 
Imaging Shows 'Junk' DNA Acting as an On-Off Switch

A time series of images reveals how a DNA segment known as an enhancer can turn on, or activate, its target gene. The image shows two cells from a living fly embryo. The enhancer (blue) must come in close proximity to the gene (green) to turn on gene activity (pink). Credit: Hongtao Chen

 
 
 

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