COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – Different formation mechanisms may underlie differences in structural variation seen in primate genomes, said Verena Tischler, a graduate student at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany during a presentation at the Biology of Genomes meeting here.

In humans, structural variations have been linked to a number of disease states, including autism and schizophrenia. But their extent, formation mechanisms, and impact on other primates have not been as clear.

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