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Can scientist predict genomic instability that can lead to disease?


August 7, 2018
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Baylor College of Medicine
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They are the most common repeated elements in the human genome; more than a million copies are scattered among and between our genes. Called Alu elements, these relatively short, non-coding sequences of DNA cause genomic structural variation. Now scientists have developed a novel computational tool that predicts genomic instability that can lead to disease.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180807121339.htm

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With the help of computers, yes. And that's great.
Genes are at the root of disease. Mitigating treatments are wonderful, but prevention through gene therapies will more like performing miracles.
We need to find ways to edit out these disease causing abnormalities.
Good research.

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