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In Iceland’s DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes

"From the technical point of view, these papers are a tour-de-force," said David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School who was not involved in the research. While some diseases, like cystic fibrosis, are caused by a single genetic mutation, the most common ones are not.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Probably very little useful application for this new knowledge as it tells us nothing of the epigenetic marks on the DNA, which is most likely the immediate step between diet-gene interactions that ultimately leads to chronic disease.

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