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Human molecular chronotyping in sight?

Urs Albrecht

Author Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Division of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Rue du MuseƩ 5, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

Genome Biology 2004, 5:246  doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-11-246

Published: 1 November 2004

Abstract

Recent research on mouse models has taken us closer to deciphering the molecular clock mechanism that defines an individual's 'body time'. How feasible will it be to create a molecular timetable that allows determination of individual body time from tissue harvested at a single time point?