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Long-term Hypoxia in Flies Shown to Result in Permanent DNA Changes


January 25, 2011

biology graphic In an important study that may shed light on human ability to adapt to hypoxia, or inadequate levels of oxygen, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have proven that the genome of flies exposed to long-term hypoxia are changed to permanently affect gene expression. Their findings may lead to new targets for development of therapies for hypoxia-induced disease in humans. Full Story

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