An Unexpected “Junk” Discovery

February 13, 2023


Read time:

<5 mins
Red White Blood Cells Vein
Presented by Health Lab

Russell Ryan, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School, and his team, while studying B-cell lymphomas, decided to look at an often overlooked dataset and made a potentially game-changing discovery. Using a method called ChIP-Seq to map the regulatory elements that control gene expression, they found “junk” sequences in a specific type of B-cell lymphoma. Ryan discusses the team’s findings and what it means for treatment.

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