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Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues

06:00 EDT 17 Aug 2017 | World Pharma News

Every gene in (almost) every cell of the body is present in two variants - so called alleles: one is deriving from the mother, the other one from the father. In most cases both alleles are active and transcribed by the cells into an RNA message. However, for a few genes, only one allele is expressed, while the other one is silenced.

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