Blood samples from the zoo help predict diseases in humans

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Penguins, Asian elephants and many other animal species live in the zoos of Saarbrücken and Neunkirchen. As they come from different continents, blood is regularly taken from the animals to check their health. These blood samples have now been used by bioinformaticians and human geneticists to search for biomarkers with which diseases can be detected at an early stage.

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