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Daniel Pomp, a UNC professor of genetics, is renowned for research on animal and obesity genetics. Pomp investigates exercise, a powerful trait potentially capable of controlling and preventing obesity. Experiments on running mice show that they have an increased ability to exercise, but behavioral and brain studies show that they’re also more motivated to run.
The regulation and control of DNA and RNA is largely contingent upon the proteins that act on them, says genetics doctoral candidate Mike Howard. Howard is working with a protein crucial in aiding against the propensity of DNA to become twisted upon itself.