Genes that continue to live after death were discovered

One of the most intriguing subjects of science is the cycle of death and life. The question of why people and creatures die is one of the questions that are sought to answer.

Retired Professor Peter Noble of the University of Alabama, in his studies with colleagues from the University of Washington, was testing a technique for measuring gene activity. Their work led them to a whole new discovery.

Scientific research includes test group and control group. The control group lives normally. What should normally be learned in the examinations performed on this control group. Noble and his friends aimed to use a dead zebra fish as a control group for their experiments. When controlling the tissue they received from the new dead fish for testing purposes, the predictions were quickly decreased by the new copies of the genes as cell activity decreased. They are deemed to have found what they are looking for – if we accept certain genes as exceptions.

1% of the genes continued to behave as if they were preparing to build something. In repeated tests, the cells that continued to activity were found in the hours, even days after the organism died.

The work of Nobl and his team had long been sceptical. A group led by Roderic Guigo of the Barcelona Genome Institute in Spain revealed that post-mortem gene activity was observed in humans. Noble said they survived the same fact that this group proved the same phenomenon.

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