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Jennifer Doudna visits SciLifeLab

Biochemistry Professor Jennifer Doudna (UC Berkeley, USA) met with PhD-students and postdocs at SciLifeLab prior to speaking at the annual lecture in Structural Biology. Doudna’s lab is mostly known for their work on CRISPR–Cas9.

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Bacteria translates blocked mRNA by using standby site

Bacterial ribosomes bind to mRNA on a specific binding site called ribosomal binding site (RBS). This process requires single stranded RNA since the structure of stable RNA blocks initiation. So how come stable mRNA is still translated in bacteria?

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Sten Linnarsson (SciLifeLab/KI) awarded SEK ten million

Sten Linnarsson, researcher at SciLifeLab and professor of molecular systems biology at KI, is awarded this year’s Torsten Söderberg Academy Professorial Chair in Medicine for his work on establishing a detailed map of the human brain.

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Same genes affect the risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema

SciLifeLab researchers have identified 141 genes associated with an increased risk of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema. 41 of the identified genes have not previously been linked to either of the diseases.

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