Friday, November 27, 2020

A shield like genetic mutation


Canadian geneticist discovered a health helping genetic mutation in French Canadian families. Almost shield like in terms. The gene is PCSK9, and this mutation in the gene is believed to be a source of defense against "cardiovascular disease, liver disease, and other unidentified human illnesses."(staff) The gene mutation is believed to lower plasma LDL- cholesterol. Thus resulting in less cardiovascular disease. Overall this genetic mutation could be a BIG find for the medical community. Once it's fully understood it could be used in a variety of ways, including gene therapy to help people who's families suffer with histories of cardiovascular, and liver disease. (staff)

Source: staff, Science X. “A Gene Mutation That Protects against Disease.” Medical Xpress - Medical Research Advances and Health News, Medical Xpress, 19 Nov. 2020, 

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