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This 3D illustration depicts a DNA molecule containing a gene mutation (highlighted)
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Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapie...
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Research Features
More than 100,000 people in the United States and an estimated 20 million worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a group of inherited, often life-threatening blood disorders that wreak havoc on the body. Mainly affecting African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes oxygen-carrying hemoglobi...
Cure Sickle Cell.
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When the NHLBI announced the launch of the Cure Sickle Cell Initiative on September 13, many in the sickle cell disease community responded with enthusiasm. Patients, family members, and advocates took to social media and other channels to say they are ready to do their part, starting with spreading the news about the initiative to their neighbors,...
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Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de una iniciativa para acelerar la búsqueda de curas para la enfermedad de células falciformes, un grupo de trastornos sanguíneos hereditarios que afectan al menos a 100,000 personas de Estados Unidos y 20 millones en todo el mundo. A partir de los ú...