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  • n  (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    genes were formerly called factors

  • A procedure that replaces faulty genes in the blind might hold cures for all kinds of genetic diseases and for cancer.
  • Genes for mental illness are hard to pinpoint, and a new study suggests that one gene variant that was thought to be associated with depression may not predict risk after all.
  • A researcher conducts a gene therapy experiment at an NIH lab The Worth of the Gene So how much is this worth, anyway? That's the billion-dollar question .
News & Articles

  • Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity
    Title: Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity Category: Health News Created: 6/17/2013 12:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
    June 19, 2013 -
  • 'Gene' Graves, 75
    Donald (Gene) Graves, 75, of Grand Island died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
    June 18, 2013 - Grand Island Independent
  • Gene Mako dies at age 97
    Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97 years old.
    June 18, 2013 - Fox Sports

  • Paul Tagliabue in Chicago Tribune
    Few people in the history of the National Football League have played the game as well as Gene and then had another career in football with so much positive impact on the structure and competitiveness of the entire league as Gene,Tagliabue...
  • Richard Roeper in International Herald Tribune
    Roeper said he intends to "proceed elsewhere ...... as the co-host of a movie review show that honors the standards established by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert more than 30 years ago."
  • Jim Tressel in ESPN
    After consultation with my director of athletics, Gene Smith, and based upon our unique position in the BCS standings,Tressel said in a statement, "I believe it is only fair that we not participate in the final poll."

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