Prof. Dr Christopher Volk
Professor for Biology, Histology and Developmental Biology
Department of Natural Sciences
Telephone+49 2241 865 9662
Individual variants in the DNA sequence (i.e. the linear sequence of the 4 DNA building blocks, the so-called bases) are called polymorphisms and can influence the function of genes and thus contribute to the clinical manifestation of diseases or influence their course and therapy. In addition, polymorphism patterns can be so characteristic for each individual that they also enable the forensic identification of perpetrators and victims on the basis of a DNA trace.
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