NKI researchers find a link between DNA transcription rate and translation efficiency
Gene expression rests on two very important processes, called
transcription and translation. These two processes were thought to
function independently. But the research group of Reuven Agami from
the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) now shows that there is
indeed a link between them. The group's work was published in the
journal Cell on April 6.
The European Research Council (ERC) is key to excellent basic
research, the cornerstone of disruptive innovation. The Netherlands
Cancer Institute (NKI), together with 12 other European
life-science research centers, united in the EU-LIFE alliance,
urges politicians to unequivocally support the ERC by raising its
budget in FP9 and endorsing its guiding principles.