Gene Expression in Diseases Like Crohn’s Controlled by DNA Repeaters

Gene Expression in Diseases Like Crohn’s Controlled by DNA Repeaters
In a new study, researchers performed a global genome-wide analysis and showed that DNA regions with short repeat units, called Short Tandem Repeats (STRs), are key players regulating gene expression involved in several diseases, including Crohn’s disease. The study, “Abundant contribution of short tandem repeats to gene expression variation in humans,” appeared in the advance online

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