Friday, January 20, 2012
Genomics era - so 10 years ago! We're now entering into the 3D Genomics Era. Yup, researchers have mapped the fruitfly genome in 3D to better understand how nucleotide changes can affect structure and function of the genome. The 3D folding of chromosomes could provide insight into how genomic neighborhoods can affect interactions between genes and thus gene expression. The creation of more 3D genomes will help shed light on basic questions about genome organization.