Tag: splicing

Transcription and Gene Expression

In order to properly function and survive, living things must express their genes to make protein. Some genes need to constantly express their proteins, but...

Can RNA Splicing Errors Cause Disease?

Before computers and digital cameras, movies were edited hand. Editors would get rolls of raw film and physically cut and paste the scenes together. This...

Introns: The gaps in our genes

Your DNA contains all the information needed to make your body. In this DNA are genes which code for vital proteins. But your genes are...

RNA Splicing

As DNA is transcribed into RNA it needs to be edited to remove non-coding regions, or introns, shown in green. This editing process is called...

Alternative RNA Splicing

Many genes in our body are expressed as RNA in different cell types, a skin cell, a bone cell, a brain cell. But in one...