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Dark Matter of the Genome Revealed Through Analysis of 29 Mammals
October 12, 2011
An international team of researchers has discovered the vast majority of the so-called "dark matter" in the human genome, by means of a sweeping comparison of 29 mammalian genomes. The team, led by scientists from the Broad Institute, has pinpointed the parts of the human genome that control when and where genes are turned on. This map is a critical step in interpreting the thousands of genetic changes that have been linked to human disease.
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
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