Alan Lambowitz a Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, explains: “Introns are mysterious elements in evolution. Until the 1970s it was believed that genes in all organisms would be continuous and that they would make a continuous RNA, which would then get […]

High-throughput sequencing machines have turned biologists into voracious genome readers, enabling them to scan millions of DNA letters, or bases, every hour.  The problem is knowing what genes do just what and what rewrites will make the difference hoped for. It’s like a writers block. Struggling to come up with the story.  That struggle is […]