"Medical researchers know that most common human diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, have a large genetic component. Many genes, interacting with the environment, contribute to these diseases. For researchers, a major challenge is finding all the genes involved with a particular disease.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new method that they believe will revolutionize the search for these genes. In a new research paper, they report that by swapping one chromosome at a time in mice, they can more simply, yet thoroughly, detect the locations of genes involved with complex medical conditions."
“Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.”BIOINFORMATICS IN THE 21st CENTURY
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