Geomic created plots of the data that mapped differences pertaining to 4,300 genes along dimensions such as mouse age, the extent of Huntington’s-causing mutation, and cell type (certain neurons and astrocytes in a region of the brain called the striatum are especially vulnerable in Huntington’s). The plots took the form of geometric shapes, like crumpled pieces of paper, whose deformations could be computationally compared to identify genes whose expression changed most consequentially amid the disease. The researchers could then look into how abnormal expression of those genes could affect cellular health and function. Credit: Sorbonne Université

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Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington's disease, novel analysis shows

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