The human genome provides a precise, biological blueprint of life. To implement this blueprint correctly, the genome must be read with great precision, but it’s impossible for this process to be completely error-free. Mistakes during transcription — random errors in how DNA sequences are copied for a gene to be expressed — can happen any time in any number of ways.
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Summer vacation is over, and the kids have strapped on their backpacks and headed back to school for what parents and teachers hope will be a fruitful year.
Several gene variants can influence a person’s potential lifespan by either raising the probability of developing a disease or by providing protection from disease, according to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.