Clemson geneticists’ collaborative research sheds light on ‘dark’ portion of genome

(Clemson University) Clemson University faculty Robert Anholt and Trudy Mackay have recently published work that identifies new portions of the fruit fly genome that, until now, have been hidden in ‘dark’ silent areas. The ‘dark’ portion refers to the approximately 98 percent of the genome that doesn’t appear to have any obvious function. Their findings could significantly advance science’s understanding of a number of genetic disorders.