A genetic variant inherited from Neanderthals reduces the risk of severe COVID-19
Fly spit yields find about genetic controls and differences between sexes
In a paper published yesterday in Science, a team of researchers that includes OIST's Nick Luscombe shows that the long-accepted view of how male fruit flies manipulate their genes’ activity should be revised. Their finding shows how cells use a single, crucial regulator to change the activity of large numbers of genes at the same time.
Two OIST Units Team Up to Probe Life’s Beginnings
As we grow, an intricate choreography of genetic controls begins to differentiate our cells, turning some genes off and others up to full-blast, eventually yielding fully-formed animals. Researchers at OIST are working to learn more about this choreography.