gene overlap

gene overlap

[¦jēn ′ō·vər‚lap]
(genetics)
The ability of a sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid to code for more than one protein by use of different reading frames.
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Researchers also found that a control region of GDF6 that regulates activity in the wrist and foot bones and the tospeak gene overlap.
The planned gene overlap among the three sets of tools accelerates the study of important disease state and cell function pathways.
Clarke's group found that the tospeak gene overlaps a DNA region that regulates GDF6's activity in the carpals and tarsals.