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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604April 9, 2009

Penn Biologists Discover How "Silent" Mutations Influence Protein Production

PHILADELPHIA -– Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania have revealed a hidden code that determines the expression level of a gene, providing a way to distinguish efficient genes from inefficient ones. The new research, which involved creating hundreds of synthetic green-glowing genes, provides an explanation for how a cell “knows” how much of each protein to make, providing just the right amount of protein to maintain homeostasis yet not too much to cause cell toxicity.

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U.S. Relations With North Korea

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