13 People Identified As Immune To Genetic Diseases, But Researchers Can’t Find Them

13 People Identified As Immune To Genetic Diseases, But Researchers Can’t Find Them

After trawling through data from more than half a million people, looking for genetic mutations thatwould ordinarily cause the patient to suffer from severe childhood diseases, researchers have discovered something astonishing: 13 of the people have mutations to some of these crippling diseases, but suffer none of the symptoms. This raises the fascinating question of whether some people are somehow immune to certain genetic diseases, and if this could somehow be harnessed as a new treatment. The research, published in Nature Biotechnology, used data from various sources including 23andMe, the…

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