NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health's Common Fund has launched a new program to investigate how the DNA in the nucleus of a cell is organized and how this organization is involved in gene expression and cellular function, and how disturbances to this order affect development and diseases.

Called the 4D Nucleome, the program will seek to uncover the nuclear organization in space and time, and will support the development of new technologies for studying how DNA is arranged in cells, NIH said today.

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