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Researchers Develop Way to Better Predict Disease-Causing Mutations in Human Genes

Two UT researchers have developed a method that could help clinicians and scientists better predict which mutations in people’s genes could cause a disease and which would remain dormant.

Using a computational approach, Ogun Adebali and Igor Jouline have created a way to trace the evolutionary history of a human gene much more precisely.

Data gleaned from this method will help doctors know how to more effectively treat patients. It also could be used in the development of drugs to correct some of these mutations.

The study was published in the journal Genetics in Medicine from the Nature Publishing Group.

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