Scientists have discovered that the human body contains more than 25,000 genes, but what they do remains mostly a mystery. "We don't know the function of the vast majority of genes," says Nevan Krogan, PhD, director of the UC San Francisco branch of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. via The gene machine.
Although inherited DNA genes cannot be changed, the way that genes express themselves can be altered by individual actions, it is said. A work out can positively affect the way cells interact with fat stored in the body, a new study published in the journal PLOS Genetics found. The genes have attached 'methyl groups' which [...]