Epigenetics: Evolutionarily Preserved Mechanism Governs Use Of Genes

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 00:28 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have found that the protein coding parts of a gene are packed in special nucleosomes. The same type of packaging is found in the roundworm C. elegans, which is a primeval relative of humans. The mechanism can thereby be traced back a billion years in time.

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