Rich and Co.

“A large-scale genome sequencing effort identifies mutations with disease-causing potential at higher rates than expected.”

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The frequencies of genetic mutations that affect how proteins function are currently based on how often those mutations end up causing detectable disease…“It was very startling…To say this is a lot of people is an understatement.”

…mutations with the potential to cause disease only do so about half of the time…the results raise the estimated frequency of genetic conditions affecting humans from 0.02 percent to about 3 percen… “in most cases, genes pinpoint a susceptibility, not a fate. It will be a clue for doctors and patients about what you should look for—and how to stop it.”


Written by Rich and Co.

June 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

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