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Texas A&M Researchers Reset Bacterial Clocks

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September 1, 2000
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In the Aug. 4 issue of the journal Science, Texas A&M researchers report their identification of a gene - called the cikA gene - that codes for a protein important in resetting the circadian clock in a species of cyanobacteria.

COLLEGE STATION - As any world traveler can tell you, jet lag is a real drag. Travelers to Europe, for instance, know it takes about three days before they can go to sleep when it's dark and wake up when the sun rises.


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