Gene Expression: An Overview

by David Warmflash, MD, Nathan H Lents, Ph.D., Bonnie Denmark, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

The Central Role of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts

From the book, The Cell: A Molecular Approach, 2nd edition, available via the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Sinauer Associates.



Archibald Garrod (1857-1936)

DNA Learning Center

News & Events

A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next

A report on molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse's research on how modification patterns in DNA and the proteins that make up chromosomes determine which genes are expressed.

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

ScienceDaily - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that a genetic mutation that occurred between 6,000-10,000 years ago is the cause of all blue-eyed people today.

Brain gene expression changes when honey bees go the distance

U. of Illinois - Scientists developed a method to trick honey bees into thinking they have traveled long distance to find food and found this alters gene expression in their brains. Their study is the first to identify distance-responsive genes.


Gene Expression Recent Developments

The Scientist - articles on the latest developments and discoveries in gene expression.

Milestones: Gene Expression

Nature - Milestones in Gene Expression also comprises a Collection of selected articles and a library of recent research papers.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Regulating Genes

PBS - An interactive feature that examines how mutations in an organism's DNA affect gene expression.

Gene Control

Learn Genetics - you can change the signals to the epigenome to change a cell's gene expression.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education