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Breaking the silence

Nature Medicine volume 17, pages 15361538 (2011) | Download Citation

Scientists had long assumed that any genetic mutation that does not alter a protein sequence should have no impact on human health. But recent research has shown that such synonymous DNA changes can trigger disease in a number of ways. Alla Katsnelson talks to scientists and biotech companies who are speaking up about 'silent' mutations.

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