Genes and Chromosomes

eLife publishes research ranging from transcription and RNA processing to epigenetics and chromatin biology. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers interested in genes and chromosomes.
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Latest articles

    1. Biochemistry
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    In vitro analysis of RQC activities provides insights into the mechanism and function of CAT tailing

    Beatriz A Osuna et al.
    Yeast extracts recapitulate a quality-control pathway dedicated to rescuing stalled ribosomes, providing unexpected insights into a noncanonical elongation reaction and the fate of incompletely synthesized proteins.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Dynamics of genomic innovation in the unicellular ancestry of animals

    Xavier Grau-Bové et al.
    The foundations of genomic complexity in multicellular animals have deep roots in their unicellular prehistory, both in terms of innovations in gene content, as well as the evolutionary dynamics of genome architecture.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Resolving the prevalence of somatic transposition in Drosophila

    Christoph D Treiber, Scott Waddell
    Current genome sequencing methods cannot reliably detect somatic transposition in Drosophila.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Uncoupling evolutionary changes in DNA sequence, transcription factor occupancy and enhancer activity

    Pierre Khoueiry et al.
    Interspecies comparison of transcription factor occupancy during embryogenesis reveals potential co-operative relationships between factors and uncovers the inherent plasticity of developmental enhancers to overcome divergence in transcription factor occupancy.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Maturation of selected human mitochondrial tRNAs requires deadenylation

    Sarah F Pearce et al.
    Removal of spurious poly(A) tails by the PDE12 exoribonuclease is required to maintain the integrity of human mitochondrial tRNAs and rRNAs and their availability for efficient mitochondrial translation.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    CRISPR-mediated genetic interaction profiling identifies RNA binding proteins controlling metazoan fitness

    Adam D Norris et al.
    Synthetic genetic analysis in C. elegans identifies pairs of RNA binding protein genes that play a critical role in organism health and development.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Major satellite repeat RNA stabilize heterochromatin retention of Suv39h enzymes by RNA-nucleosome association and RNA:DNA hybrid formation

    Oscar Velazquez Camacho et al.
    An RNA-mediated mechanism that stabilizes association of the Suv39h enzymes at mouse heterochromatin is defined.

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