Valeria Di Benedetto

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Nucleosome organization in eukaryotic genomes has a deep impact on gene function. Although progress has been recently made in the identification of various concurring factors influencing nucleosome positioning, it is still unclear whether nucleosome positions are sequence dictated or determined by a random process. It has been postulated for a long time(More)
MOTIVATION Thanks to research spanning nearly 30 years, two major models have emerged that account for nucleosome organization in chromatin: statistical and sequence specific. The first is based on elegant, easy to compute, closed-form mathematical formulas that make no assumptions of the physical and chemical properties of the underlying DNA sequence.(More)
In the quest for a mathematical measure able to capture and shed light on the dual notions of information and complexity in biosequences, Hazen et al. have introduced the notion of Functional Information (FI for short). It is also the result of earlier considerations and findings by Szostak and Carothers et al. Based on the experiments by Charoters et al.,(More)
Surgical extirpation is the treatment of choice for symptomatic müllerian duct remnants (prostatic utricle, PU), and several surgical approaches have been described for the treatment of this pathology. A group of 11 patients with symptomatic PU were observed and treated. Associated anomalies included proximal or penoscrotal hypospadias in all patients and(More)
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