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Oncogenic mutations are common, and vary in different tissue types, before people develop cancer.
An uncommon gene mutation linked with Alzheimer’s that starts at age 40 is found in several generations of one family in Sweden.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
One finding of the project was that, on average, the genome of cancer cells contains four or five “driver” mutations.
Could one woman’s lifelong insensitivity to pain help scientists develop new, more effective pain medications?
Knowing your family’s history of disease can help you determine whether to get genetic tests for hereditary conditions.
The study focused on children with a form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and the findings could also be relevant to other blood disorders.
A single DNA mutation might be the root cause of both autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.
A disabled brother and sister have cells that are able to resist viruses that cause herpes, the flu, dengue fever, hepatitis C and even HIV.
With the mutation, people seem to make slightly more insulin and have slightly lower blood glucose levels than normal throughout their lives.
Here is another reason women may want to quit puffing on cigarettes.
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