Unlocking the mystery of patient genomes by increasing phenotype understanding
Phenotype can be measured in the patient (in situ) or in an animal model (ex situ). Either way, the data generated gives insight into gene function.
As genomic data becomes more commonplace, there is an increasing need to understand the significance of sequence variation. We need to understand if a DNA sequence difference leads to altered gene function or a change in gene expression. This site explores approaches to clinical phenotyping and examines its social impact to the patient.