Nuclear architecture diagnostics within reach of the clinic

A new technique that allows the study of the 3D architecture of cancer genomes might help in the design of personalized treatment strategies.

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine in Münster and of the Medical Faculty of the University of Münster have developed a technique that allows the characterisation of the three-dimensional organisation of the DNA in the nucleus directly in patient’s cells. The research, published in Nature Communications (online November 29, 2018), will help in diagnosing disease and, in future, guiding therapeutic intervention. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)