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Epigenomic Findings Illuminate Veiled Variants

March 23, 2011

biology graphic Using a new mapping strategy, a collaborative team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and MIT has begun to assign meaning to the regions beyond our genes and has revealed how minute changes in these regions might be connected to common diseases. The researchers' findings appear in the March 23 advance online issue of Nature. Full Story

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