Superheroes of disease resistance

Individuals who remain healthy despite carrying a disease-causing mutation are identified in an analysis of over a half million people.

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Figure 1: Overview of the study design to discover resilient individuals.


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MacArthur, D. Superheroes of disease resistance. Nat Biotechnol 34, 512–513 (2016).

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