Day 197 (8q24.21-8q24.23): a hot gene desert


Day 197 has 20 protein-coding genes (browser view). This “8q24 gene desert” has gained a lot of attention because there are many different mutations here that are in noncoding sequence but nevertheless affect risk of different diseases, probably through regulating nearby genes likeĀ Day 196 (8q24.12-8q24.21): Myc, a master oncogene.

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