Millions of new regulatory elements found in human genome

Published date 2011-10-12 19:08
An international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh at the Broad Institute, US and Uppsala University, Sweden has mapped and compared the genomes of 29 mammals. The findings, published in Nature, reveal millions of new regulatory elements in the human genome. The new knowledge is important for our understanding of how mutations in human genes give rise to diseases.

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