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Danish researchers from three universities have analysed the genomes of fifty families and created access to very precise knowledge about how the genome of a healthy, average Dane looks. The new knowledge is called the Danish Reference Genome and it can increase our understanding of hereditary diseases and support the development of personalised medicine. BiRC coodinates the analytical work and has played a major role in the analysis that was recently published in Nature with researchers from BiRC as three shared first authorships as well as senior authorship.
Researchers from BiRC and Institute of Forensic Medicine have developed a model that can be trained to correctly classify illegal cocaine seizures. The new method is a major improvement over existing methods and is the result of an ongoing collaboration between BiRC and the Dept of Forensic Chemistry.
Other articles from the collaboration: Stability of cocaine impurity profiles during 12 months of storage
Cocaine classification using alkaloid and residual solvent profiling: doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.11.007
Researchers from BiRC has assembled 100 new MHC haplotypes. Before this new landmark only 8 complete haplotypes were described.
Abstract: Genes in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC, also known as HLA) play a critical role in the immune response and variation within the extended 4 Mb region shows association with major risks of many diseases. Yet, deciphering the underlying causes of these associations is difficult because the MHC is the most polymorphic region of the genome with a complex linkage disequilibrium structure.
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