This finding helps answer some long-standing questions about how mitochondria-linked gene mutations are inherited. Gene mutations in cell mitochondria can cause several diseases, including forms of cancer, diabetes, infertility and neurodegenerative diseases. With this new information, we now better understand how and when these mutations are passed to children to improve diagnosis and prevention.
Researchers have discovered a gene mutation responsible for an inherited form of bowel cancer, Lynch Syndrome. Lynch Syndrome is an inherited form of bowel cancer responsible for up to 5% of cases of the disease. Colorectal (bowel) ... Read Post
HILLSBORO, Ore. - Research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University helps answer some long-standing questions about how certain disease-causing gene mutations are inherited. read... Read Post