Study merges big data and zebrafish biology to reveal mechanisms of human disease

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 18:30 in Biology & Nature

In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease. The research uncovered an unexpected role for the gene GRIK5, and it showcases a new paradigm for using biobanks, electronic health records and zebrafish to discover the genetic mechanisms that contribute to human disease.

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