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Brendan Frey from The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Benjamin Blencowe from the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto unveiled a groundbreaking “Enigma machine” program that can decode genetic messages.

In a paper published on May 6 in the journal Nature entitled, “Deciphering the Splicing Code,” Frey and Blencowe describe how a hidden code within DNA explains one of the central mysteries of genetic research – namely how a limited number of human genes can produce a vastly greater number of genetic messages. The discovery bridges a decade-old gap between our understanding of the genome and the activity of complex processes within cells and could one day help predict or prevent diseases such as cancers and neurodegenerative disorders.

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