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We all carry genes linked to diseases

28th October 2010

A study has shown that every human being carries around 75 to 100 genes that are linked to disease such as cancer and diabetes.

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The study also found that each individual had up to 300 genes that did not function in any way. The global project included scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge. Data from the pilot stage of the 1,000 Genomes Project should aid scientists in their understanding of how diseases are caused and the potential for new treatments.

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