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Om Rathore, CBMR researcher, received a grant from the Federation of European Biochemical Society with the project Use of iCLIP to define the in vivo RNA binding sites of Salsa.

 

The project involves a stay at the Institute of Molecular Biology, in Mainz, Germany, and aims to understand the splicing regulation in Drosophila (fruit fly).

 

Assuming that 95% of human genes are alternatively spliced and 50% of rare genetic disorders are cause by errors in the splicing process, the researchers believe that Drosophila could help them to uncover the function of splicing process in different diseases.

 

The research will help to understand how the disease develops and could lead to develop new biomarkers, diagnostic approaches and therapies.

 

Isa Mestre | Communication Officer | Media contact (cbmrcommunication@ualg.pt)

Assuming that 95% of human genes are alternatively spliced and 50% of rare genetic disorders are cause by errors in the splicing process, the researchers believe that Drosophila could help them to uncover the function of splicing process in different diseases.

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