Mining Disease-Disease Associations using Disease-Gene Analytics

The key to developing a treatment to any disease lies in understanding the gene mechanism. There has been tremendous progress in elucidating molecular mechanisms of diseases. Rajeev Gangal discusses the significance of mining disease-disease associations using disease-gene analytics. It can be used to find ways of repurposing drugs, among other uses.

Medical professionals have long been aware of multi-layered biological complexity and complex interactions with environment that underlie most human diseases, which are multi-genic. Our lifestyle and environment significantly influence their etiology. The progression of any ailment usually involves various genes and their components. The key to developing a treatment to any disease lies in understanding the gene mechanism.

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