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Can You Predict a Monkey’s Social Status by Looking at Its Genes?

rhesus macaques in India

Rhesus macaques, which are some of the best studied of all monkeys, establish hierarchies in their social groups. Whenever two macaques tussle over a piece of food, say, or the right to mate, the monkey with the higher rank usually wins. Primatologists have established that monkeys of a lower social status are generally more stressed [...]

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Green Glow Shows RNA Editing in Real Time

glowing green genes show RNA activation in vivo

It’s a long way from gene to protein. The dogmatic scenario is: DNA gets transcribed into RNA, which gets translated into protein. But in real life, and in real living things, the workings aren’t quite that simple. One example: individual units of RNA sometimes need to be converted, in what’s called RNA editing, into related [...]

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Molecular movies: New software animates gene expression data

protein gene expression software GATE

As more is uncovered about the dynamic inner workings of genes and proteins, researchers now face the happy—if sometimes vexing—problem of working with too much data. But in the onslaught, crucial connections can be missed and findings repeated. In the past decade, many a ponderous computer program and dense database has assisted in sorting this [...]

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