Press Release: Common Disorders: It’s Not the Genes Themselves, But How They Are Controlled CASE WESTERN RESERVE IDENTIFIES MULTIPLE DNA CHANGES CAUSE DISEASE, OFFERING NEW DRUG TARGETS Quote: Many rare disorders are caused by gene mutation, like sickle cell anemia. Yet until now the underlying genetic cause of more common conditions – for example, rheumatoid arthritis – has evaded scientists for years. New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to appear in the journal Genome Research finds that six common diseases arise from DNA changes located outside genes.
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Common Disorders: It’s Not the Genes Themselves, But How They Are Controlled