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Genetic compensation induced by deleterious mutations but not gene knockdowns

When assessing gene function, gene knockdown reveals what can be hidden by compensation in mutants

Rossi A, Kontarakis Z, Gerri C, Nolte H, Hölper S, Krüger M, Stainier DYR. Genetic compensation induced by deleterious mutations but not gene knockdowns. Nature. 2015;[Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1038/nature14580
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14580.html

Hesman Saey T. Mutation-disease link masked in zebrafish. ScienceNews. 2015;July 13
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mutation-disease-link-masked-zebrafish

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