NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Though most disease-causing genes are expressed throughout the body, they typically have an effect in one tissue, and unraveling that effect can reveal the molecular basis of the disease, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel reported in PLOS Computational Biology yesterday.

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