Methylation Mimic Silences DNA Targets | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 27 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 2, 2007

Methylation Mimic Silences DNA Targets

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Nature turns off transcription of a gene by adding a methyl group to the gene. A new silencing technique puts that same ability in the hands of scientists. Cells rely on methyltransferases to recognize a specific DNA sequence and then attach a methyl group to one of its bases. Carlos F. Barbas . . .

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