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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Random chance may explain hereditary disease
A new study from Karolinska Institutet and the Ludwig Institute for
Cancer Research shows that random chance decides whether the gene copy
you inherit from your mother or the one from your father is used
something which in turn may determine your risk of hereditary illnesses.
The research, which is presented in the journal Science, may explain
why an illness only afflicts some individuals even if they are carrying
the same gene copy as their healthy relatives.