Reading between the lines of the genome – Congenital malformation caused by a so far unknown disease mechanism

An international team of researchers discovered a rare genetic disease characterized by severe malformations of the limbs. As the scientists describe in the journal Nature, the condition is caused by a newly identified epigenetic mechanism involving sequences of the genome with previously unknown function. This process could also explain the cause of other congenital diseases.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft