Most people carry at least one recessive disease mutation

April 8, 2015 2:37 PM

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Most people carry at least one recessive disease mutation

The numbers are based on the study of a unique religious group called the Hutterites.

Researchers were able to estimate the number mutations by studying the genealogical tree of a small, insular group of Hutterites in South Dakota, a religious community that came to North America from Germany in the 1870s.

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