Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.

The discovery of duons has major implications for how scientists and physicians interpret a patient’s genome and will open new doors to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

“The fact that the  can simultaneously write two kinds of information means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting  programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously,” said Stamatoyannopoulos.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-scientists-genetic-code.html#jCp

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