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Counting Duplicated Genome Segments Now Possible

August 30, 2009

biology graphic A new computational method has proven its usefulness in counting duplicated sequences in human genomes and in initially assessing their content. Duplicated segments have been linked with several types of diseases, including intellectual impairment, schizophrenia, lupus, Crohn's, psoriasis and macular degeneration. They have also been found in resistance to certain diseases, like HIV infections. Full Story

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