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

While some diseases, like cystic fibrosis, are caused by a single genetic mutation, the most common ones are not. Instead, mutations to a number of different genes can each raise the risk of getting, say, heart disease or breast cancer. Discovering these mutations can shed light on these diseases and point to potential treatments.

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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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