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igor Ulitsky

When the Beads Line Up

Conserved elements reveal vital spots in the noncoding, regulatory, portions of the genome 

When the NXF1 gene functions properly (left), RNA molecules (orange dots) of a particular single-exon gene are exported from the nucleus (purple) into the cytoplasm; when the NXF1 is silenced (right), the RNAs are largely stuck within the nucleus

Cells use two separate routes to export RNA out of the nucleus

Dr. Igor Ulitsky

Dr. Igor Ulitsky is the recipient of a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences

Humans and fish share about 70% of their protein-coding genes, but only about 0.5% of their regulatory long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)

How some genes lost the ability to make proteins - and gained regulatory powers 

Dr. Igor Ulitsky


We share many of our genes with sea urchins, but none of the sequences for long non-coding RNAs that regulate those genes

Non-coding DNA sequences on an evolutionary “fast track” may hold clues to human disease