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Let’s make some noise

February 27, 2012

In new findings published in Molecular Cell, Center investigator Hana El-Samad and colleagues report that  coregulated genes can exhibit a shared variability—or noise—in their expression levels in yeast. These exciting results imply that noise can be utilized as a quantitative tool to identify gene regulatory networks. Read more in the Preview highlight by van Oudenaarden and in the paper by Stewart-Ornstein et al.