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Gene Enhancers Are Important Despite Apparent Redundancy

An enhancer doesn’t have a one-to-one relationship with the gene it controls. Instead, there are many more enhancers than genes, and their relationship is unclear. Do many enhancers regulate a given gene’s expression in a given tissue, providing redundancy? Researchers investigated this question, and the overall importance of enhancers to development, in two recent studies. More>

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