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Scientists identify Genes Needed For Muscle Development

by Medindia Content Team on  December 31, 2005 at 7:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Scientists identify Genes Needed For Muscle Development
Scientists have identified two genes essential for the development of muscles.Da-Zhi Wang and other researchers of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said that the genes are among a recently discovered group of genes first found in worm 12 years ago.
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Only in the past few years have they been recognised as essential gene regulators in many multi-cellular organisms, including humans, the study authors said in an article that appeared in the latest online edition of the journal Nature Genetics.

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"Our interest is in understanding, at the level of gene expression, how muscle cells develop," Wang said.

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