PNRI scientists work to better understand how modifier genes keep people from developing a genetic disease. Modifier genes control how other genes are expressed. One simple example of this connection: A gene controls your eye color, while a modifier gene controls how bright that color is.
Modifier Genetics: Genetic Variations Affect the Severity of Disease
It turns out that not everyone with a single-gene mutation will develop the same disease.
ExRNA: Mom Said, “You Are What You Eat.” She Was More Right than She Knew
Some of our exRNA is human, but some of it is from corn, rice, and other foods we eat.
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