Biotech Updates

Connivance of Genes and their Regulatory 'Tags' in Dev't of Immune Disorder

January 23, 2013

Scientists at John Hopkins University conducted genome-wide search for genes and their regulatory tags in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to study the function of the tags in mediating the genetic risk for the immune disorder. They analyzed the tagging events that result from RA from those that help cause it and spotted the tagged DNA sequences that could be vital in the development of the disorder. The researchers perceive that the experimental method used in the study can be applied to predict similar risk factors for other common, noninfectious diseases such as type II diabetes and heart ailments.