Friday 16 October 2009

Unravelling the Human Genome

As we learn in the video the human genome contains some 25,000 genes. . But, hey: Where did they come from? and How are new genes formed?

However to peer more into current research, Sciencedaily reports:

"Scientists have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, paving the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding of how cellular DNA folds at scales that dwarf the double helix."

And that a new dimension for genome studies emerges

"By revealing the 3-D structure of DNA, scientists explain how it manages to stay untangled. The findings could also help reveal how cells regulate their genes."

Sure helps fry the brain, huh?
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