Gene responsible for rewinding body's 'clock' described by scientists at TSRI
A group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) has demonstrated that the gene Opn4, which codes for the protein Melanopsin, is the elusive pigment gene that captures light and keeps your body tuned to a daily cycle--called a circadian rhythm.
Novartis Science Foundation, National
Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, and an EU grant
Scripps Research Institute
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