Wouter de Laat: Treasure hunting in junk DNA

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Wouter de Laat: Treasure hunting in junk DNA

Exploring new dimensions in our 3D genome

97% of our DNA was long considered junk DNA with no special function. But in fact parts of junk DNA contain overlooked treasures in understanding how our genome functions. They function as genetic switches, that turn on and off genes. Wouter de Laat and his group study this part of our genome and how its shape influences its function.