genetics


Legos - building blocks
A study published today (Jan. 8) in eLife, led by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Biochemistry and Bacteriology Robert Landick and his research team, reveals for the first time the elemental mechanism behind transcriptional pausing, which underlies the control of gene expression in all living organisms. It also provides new understanding […]

New insight into gene expression in all living things


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  As we thought about the 206th birthday of Charles Darwin, celebrated this week at UW-Madison, we thought of two giants of genetic research who were on campus for more than 120 years, combined.  James F. (Jim) Crow, 1916-2012 We interviewed Jim Crow in 2009, in his ninth office at UW-Madison, when […]

Evolution’s pillars: Two titans of genetics