NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using genome-wide RNAi screens, Richard Youle at the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and his colleagues have identified a bevy of regulators of parkin, a gene that is closely linked with Parkinson's disease, as they reported in the online, early edition of Nature yesterday.

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