genome wide screening

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genome wide screening

Post by biology_06er » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:29 am

Hi there,

what exactly genome wide screening? I guess it is when you look at genes for mutations etc? How is it done?

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Re: genome wide screening

Post by biology_06er » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:26 am

anyone?

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Post by mith » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:45 pm

sounds like it
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:02 am

well i think genome-wide screening is just a particular term for when you screen for the entire genome for something. For example, you could be looking for OFRs, or membrane proteins, or proteins with a nuclear localization signal. Or you may be doing something like a genome wide association study (GWAS), in which you are studying a phenotypical trait and are looking through the entire genome for genes that are associated with it.
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