Genetic control and the mammalian radiation

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Presenter: Duncan Odom

Published: November 2014

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 647 views

Tags: cell;genome;coding;dna;transcriptional;regulation

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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To grow tissues in our body two key types of DNA control how, where and when to build essential proteins. Recent comparisons of mammal genomes show that instructions coding how to build proteins are similar across diverse species. In contrast the genetic mechanisms directing when cells should create these proteins vary widely, and may even be species specific. Dr Duncan Odom is based at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

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