A new analysis reveals how Staphylococcus aureus gains mutations that allow it to colonize eczema patches.
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Research in Evolutionary and Computational Biology leverages large-scale genomic, transcriptomic and related data across diverse species to unlock the molecular mechanisms of life.
Gene-Wei Li investigates the rules that cells use to maintain the correct ratio of the proteins they need to survive.
A typical bacterial genome contains more than 4,000 genes, which encode all of the proteins that the cells need to survive. How do cells know just how much of each protein they need for their everyday functions?
Biologists uncover an evolutionary trick to control gene expression that reverses the flow of genetic information from RNA splicing back to transcription.