Even Genes Have To Work…

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently discovered ultradian genes that are critical components of the circadian clock. To clarify, ultradian gene expression waxes and wanes several times across a 24 hour period. Below are wonderfully aesthetic “geneograms” depicting oscillations of these genes. With pertinence to the “human condition,” genetic expression that oscillates across an 8 hour period may assist in the development of genetic therapies that mitigate work-related stress in individuals with or predisposed to anxiety disorders.



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