Genetic Variants Explained

#91 — Genomes are complex and encode a vast quantity of information. One of their key features is genetic variants—aberrations in the genetic sequence, usually in the form of insertions, deletions, repeats, and translocations of genetic material.

This episode explains the different types of genetic variants, introduces their key features, and gives you some top tips for studying them.

Read the corresponding online article for links to helpful resources and a handy figure. [1] While you're here, check out how to identify protein binding sequences on DNA using chip ChIP-seq [2] and learn about some of the fascinating applications of genome sequencing. [3]

1. Genetic Variants Explained. Available at:
2. An Introduction To ChIP-seq. Available at:
3. Decoding the Genome: Applications of DNA Sequencing. Available at:

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Genetic Variants Explained