Theme: Micro-RNA from junk to hotspots


The first to study microRNAs in heart attacks

What happens in the heart when one of the larger coronary arteries gets blocked in a heart attack? This is what Olof Gidlöf and his colleagues at Lund University and Skåne University Hospital are trying to understand. Now they have proven that microRNAs, which have already garnered much attention within...

Watson and Crick with their DNA model

They taught us to read the genetic code

Our genetic code, which we inherit from our parents, is gathered in our DNA. The double helix-shaped DNA molecule first described in 1953 by Francis Crick and James Watson, assisted by others including Rosalind Franklin, can be seen as the cells’ instruction book. This is the written record of what...