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The Dark Corners of Our DNA Hold Clues about Disease

December 18, 2014

 Patchen Barss, Scientific American

The so-called “streetlight effect” has often fettered scientists who study complex hereditary diseases. The term refers to an old joke about a drunk searching for his lost keys under a streetlight. A cop asks, "Are you sure this is where you lost them?" The drunk ...

Unlocking DNA secrets with a Canadian genome search engine

December 18, 2014

Carolyn Abraham, Globe and Mail

Often called the book of life, human DNA has been no easy read for scientists, who face the staggering challenge of figuring out which genetic mutations lead to disease. People carry millions of them in their code, and there has been no efficient way to ...