Gene expression

A process that occurs in the cell to ‘turn a gene on or off’. If a gene is ‘turned on’ the information gets copied to RNA which can be used to make a protein. If a gene is ‘turned off’ the DNA is not copied to RNA and no protein is made.

I work in the Research Development team at the MND Association as a Research Co-ordinator. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and I became very interested in neuroscience throughout my degree. Following on from this, I did a Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine, with a focus on gene therapies. As part of my role, I will be helping the Research Development team to identify interesting updates in MND research and communicate these via the blog in an understandable and engaging way.