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‘Genetic unicorns’ hint at how we can defy our molecular destiny

‘Genetic unicorns’ hint at how we can defy our molecular destiny Similarly, the Nature study suggests there is more to genetic mutations than is currently accounted for by our present understanding of the subject.” Each year, thousands of babies are screened for Mendelian disorders and terminated or brought to term on the basis of the results.

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression But in at least one arena, we really are better off together, and that’s when it comes to crowdsourced genetics studies.The real plaudits go to those individuals who gave permission to share their data and make possible the study.

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases In fact, the comparison of evolution to a gambler might be the most apt, and nowhere is this more evident than in reference to genetic diseases like hemophilia.Now a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests far more people than previously thought are carrying variants of rare genetic diseases and could force us to redefine what is considered a healthy genome.