Secret #phenotypes: Disease devils in invisible details. #schizophrenia #bipolardisorder #autism

Originally posted 2016-11-24 18:28:41.

When a microscopic lab worm grows an eye-popping oddity, scientists locate the mutated gene that caused it. It’s truly interesting. Yet, more important findings, medically relevant ones, may be hiding in traits invisible to the eye, even with the best microscope.Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are exposing these secrets—micron-sized bumps and grooves—and the intricate web of gene mutations possibly behind them in high detail. Their work could prove useful to understanding debilitating disorders.

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