Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

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Issue 2012

MaxPlanckResearch 1/2012

The Two Versions of the Human Genome
Sequenced, yes – but decoded? We still don’t fully understand our human genetic make-up. The answer to many of its mysteries lies in the diploid nature of the genome, which contains two sets of chromosomes: one inherited from the father and one from the mother.
Issue 2011

MPR 4 /2011

GenesThat Come Close to the Bone
Nearly a quarter of all known illnesses are extremely rare and affect just a few thousand patients worldwide. Stefan Mundlos, a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and his team specialize in the study of rare bone diseases. They are looking for the genes that trigger these disorders.
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