Researchers at Harvard and London-based Gendaq have used microarrays to detect DNA binding sites for zinc finger proteins, key molecules involved in gene regulation.

This effort, which the researchers and colleagues at the UK’s Medical Research Council described in an article published June 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was aimed at characterizing lower affinity DNA zinc finger interactions, as well as the effect of mutations in DNA binding sites on the DNA zinc finger interactions.

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