Scientists have known for a while that genetic mutations can modify each other’s effects and that subtle differences in the genome can affect how mutations are manifested. Called a wild type genetic background, these variances make all of the difference when it comes to disease development. That’s why researchers decided to examine how common it is for wild type genetic background to alter the way genetic mutations interact with one another.
It’s not just about nature; it’s also about interactions. This study on genetic mutations has shown how these variances don’t always determine whether or not a person develops a disease. The findings could allow researchers to better predict whether or not a pre-disposed individual will have a disease.
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