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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

I found a dedicated paper about the definition of what is a gene. Their short definition is: “a gene is a discrete genomic region whose transcription is regulated by one or more promoters and distal ...
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How to generate pathway fingerprints of drugs?

I know nothing about drug databases, but am familiar with Kegg. As far as I can see from the paper (and I may be wrong) The drug target database would contain the names of enzymes, the activity of ...
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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

Folks were identifying genes for 75 years before we understood the role of DNA in heredity. Originally genes were defined as the unit of heredity from back when Mendel posited that the mechanism of ...
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What really is an allele?

That's a poor definition of allele. Alleles don't need to have anything to do with traits - different alleles can code for the same or different traits. Alleles are simply different versions of a ...
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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

There are other good answers already, so I'll give an overview of the ways genes are used. Biology paper gene: string of DNA that encodes for a some unit, often a protein, with some function High ...
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What really is an allele?

Basically allele is an alternative form of gene. For example let us consider a ball. A ball has a property called color. Color has some alternative forms like it can be red,blue,black,etc. So in this ...
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