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  • Zhang, Lyndon N. (Lyndon Nuoxi) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The control of transcription represents a fundamental, initial mechanism by which the regulation of gene expression is implemented. However, while much research has been done on the biochemistry and cellular function of ...
  • Wheeler, Jeanette Danielle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Many benthic marine invertebrates have two-phase life histories, relying on planktonic larval stages for dispersal and exchange of individuals between adult populations. Historically, larvae were considered passive drifters ...
  • Macfarlane, Nicholas Blair Wootton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    To maintain the benefits of group membership, social animals need mechanisms to stay together and reunite if separated. This thesis explores the acoustic signals that dolphins use to overcome this challenge and mediate ...
  • Wasylenko, Theresa Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Huntington's disease is one of nine expanded (CAG) repeat disorders. The expansion in Huntington's disease lies in the first exon of the huntingtin (HTT) gene and is pathogenic when (CAG)>/= 40 . Individuals with Huntington's ...
  • Ticau, Simina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Cells must duplicate their genomic content fully and accurately in each cell cycle to maintain cellular identity and ensure the viability of their progeny. The first step in eukaryotic DNA replication initiation is the ...