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Researchers grasp wider role for genetic variation in regulatory elements of genome

Read more Bethesda, Md., Tues., Mar. 4, 2015 - New findings, reported online March 2, 2015 in the journal Nature Genetics, provide new insights into the effects and roles of genetic variation and parental influence on gene activity in mice and humans, as well as the cause of complex traits and disease in both species. Read more

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Genome exhibition travels to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California

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Following a four-month engagement at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, the high-impact interactive exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, is making its second stop in California. The exhibition will open at The Tech Museum of Innovation, in San Jose, on Jan. 22, 2015, where the public will be able to visit it through April 27, 2015. Read more

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CRISPR-Cas9 probes the inner workings of the genome in real time

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January's Genome Advance of the Month describes two studies, published in Nature and Nature Biotechnology, which examine several ways researchers are using CRISPR-Cas9, a new tool that studies the genome by changing specific genes or groups of genes. This research helps scientists understand the genome, a specific gene's role and its importance to our overall health. Read more

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Last Updated: March 4, 2015