Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The History of Chromosomes

The History of Chromosomes May Shape the Future of Diseases
(New York Times)
Dr. Eichler argues that it is important to figure out what that is because a number of human congenital diseases are associated with chromosome rearrangements at these same break points.

“Here you have a beautiful connection,” he said. “The same thing that causes big-scale rearrangement between a human and chimp or a gorilla, these same sites are often the site of deletion associated with diseases.”

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