• A Swiss army knife for genomic data

    8 days ago - By Phys

    A good way to find out what a cell is doing-whether it is growing out of control as in cancers, or is under the control of an invading virus, or is simply going about the routine business of a healthy cell-is to look at its gene expression. Though a vast majority of cells in an organism all contain the same genes, how those genes are expressed is what gives rise to different cell types-the difference between a muscle cell and a neuron, for example.
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