Scientists find the structure of a key 'gene silencer' protein

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 14:00 in Biology & Nature

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the three-dimensional atomic structure of a human protein that is centrally involved in regulating the activities of cells. Knowing the precise structure of this protein paves the way for scientists to understand a process known as RNA-silencing and to harness it to treat diseases.

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