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Rethink the links between genes and disease

The ExAC database has shown that many mutations thought to be harmful are benign.
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Abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder -- this scientists know. However, the relationship between the two has not been well understood. Now, research has shown that mutations in a specific gene that is dis...

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Scientists have discovered a new cause of Parkinson's disease -- mutations in a gene called TMEM230. This appears to be the third gene definitively linked to confirmed cases of the common movement disorder.

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Gene mutation drives cartilage tumor formation

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