The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Short-term gene-expression "memory" is inherited in proteins associated with DNA

By studying a gene in yeast, a team of scientists led by Huck Institutes affiliate Lu Bai has found that modifications to proteins associated with DNA can control whether or not a gene is allowed to function and may be important in maintaining a gene's "expression potential" so that future cells will behave as the parent cell did.

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Lu Bai, an assistant professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, and physics at Penn State, is a faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate programs in cell and developmental biology and genetics and a researcher in the Center for Cellular Dynamics and the Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.