17 Feb '12, 10am

Study finds that about 20 genes in human genome are broken, on average: LONDON - Scientists studying the human g...

LONDON - Scientists studying the human genome have found that each of us is carrying around 20 genes that are functionally broken, suggesting that not all genetic defects are harmful to health. A team at Britain's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is developing a new catalogue of so-called "loss-of-function" (LoF) gene variants to help identify new disease-causing mutations, and say their work will help scientists better understand the normal functions of human genes. Working as part of larger study called the 1000 Genomes Project, the team developed a series of filters to identify common errors in the human genome, which maps the entire genetic code. "The key questions we focused on for this study were how many of these LoF variants were real and how large a role might they play in human disease," said Daniel MacArthur of the Sanger Institute, who worked on the team. The re...

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