It's in our DNA | Science Connection magazine
October 2008 (Vol 1 No 1)
At the Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology, interdisciplinary scientists develop tools to explore, monitor and control gene expression.
Since Watson and Crick unveiled the structure of DNA more than 50 years ago, the double helix has been in the limelight. But DNA is now playing costar while another molecule stands center stage - RNA. This multi-talented molecule plays a role in nearly every aspect of gene expression, from regulating the activity of genes to finetuning the production of proteins.