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Cornell researchers create new computational method
March 2015
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ITHACA, N.Y.—Scientists from Cornell University have developed a computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells, research that was published in Nature Genetics Jan. 19. The new method utilizes two existing techniques to identify selective pressure: one that looks for divergences between human and chimpanzee genomes and another that looks for polymorphisms between individual humans. The new method clusters functionally similar genome markers into groups, then estimates the probability of that group contributing to the fitness of the species based on associated patterns of divergence and genomic polymorphisms. This generates a “fitness consequence” (fitCons) score that predicts the genetic material that may be under selective pressure and biologically significant. Reportedly, fitCons scores have a much greater power to predict genetic material that regulates gene expression compared to existing methods.

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