Largest Genetic Map Points to Personalized Treatments
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Researchers in Europe have created the largest ever data set of human genomes, giving insight on the genetic differences from person to person.
Over 50 scientists from nine different European institutes sequenced RNA from 462 individuals. The maps offer the ability to see how certain genes are turned on or off in certain people. These comprehensive profiles will hopefully be the basis for more individualized medical care in the future, including individualized diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
“Understanding the cellular effects of disease-predisposing variants help us understand causal mechanisms of disease,' senior study author Emmanouil Dermitzakis, professor at the University of Geneva, was quoted as saying. “This is essential for developing treatments in the future.”
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SOURCE: Nature, and Nature Biotechnology, September 2013
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