New Tool Pinpoints Genetic Sources Of Disease
Scientists have shown a connection between the “map” of genes in the genome and the “map” of reversible chemical changes to DNA, the epigenome. Their finding could help disease trackers find patterns in those overlays that could offer clues to the causes of and possible treatments for complex genetic conditions.
Wait this is really fucking huge though. I’m no expert but in terms of virology, isn’t this one of the underlying mechanisms that makes most diseases and compromise of immune systems? They rewire the DNA’s chemical composition in order to take some control of it, which in turn compromises the immune system and purposely makes it less useful to humans but useful for a disease causing virus. If I got it wrong please let me know. Either way this is an awesome discovery!