Monday September 26, 2016

Landmark Map Reveals the Genetic Wiring of Cellular Life

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre claim to have created the first map showing the global genetic interaction network of a cell. The research team says that this study took 15 years to complete.

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"We’ve created a reference guide for how to chart genetic interactions in a cell," said Michael Costanzo, a research associate in the Boone lab and one of the researchers who spearheaded the study. "We can now tell what kind of properties to look for in searching for highly connected genes in human genetic networks with the potential to impact genetic diseases."