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Posted on February 27, 2019
Date - February 27, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CHE 751 Literature Seminar
Faculty Avisor: Dr. Ethan W. Taylor
Talk Title: Shadow Genes: A Hidden layer of Code Revealed by Frameshifting
Ribosomal frameshifting is a fascinating occurrence embedded within a set of familiar biological processes, resulting in a new angle on gene expression. The genetic code has another layer of information that can be revealed through a simple perspective shift in the reading frame of mRNA. This phenomenon isn’t a rare incidental event, but instead provides a valuable regulatory mechanism for the expression of gene products.