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Gene regulation

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You have tens of thousands of genes in your genome. Does that mean your cells express all of those genes, all the time? Not by a long shot! Even an organism as simple as a bacterium must carefully regulate gene expression, ensuring that the right genes are expressed at the right time. Learn more about the mechanisms cells use to turn genes "on" and "off."

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Gene regulation in bacteria

Do you think of bacteria as boring blobs? How about as little calculators? Bacterial gene regulation networks essentially perform logic operations using proteins and DNA. Learn more about how bacterial genes are organized and how their expression is regulated.

Gene regulation in eukaryotes

In multicellular eukaryotes (like you!), each type of cell in the body must express its own unique set of genes. Learn more about the many ways that eukaryotic gene expression can be regulated.

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