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Genetics and Epidemiology Research

On this page, you will find links to interesting research on the topics of genetics and epidemiology and answers to frequently asked questions.

Spontaneous Mutations Play Key Role in Congenital Heart Disease - Read this HHMI news article that states, "New research shows that about 10 percent of severe cases of congenital heart disease are caused by genetic mutations that are absent in the parents of affected children."
New Kind of Antibiotic May Be More Effective at Fighting Tuberculosis, Anthrax, and Other Diseases - a team of scientists have found a new compound that interferes with the bacterial "trans-translational" step in protein synthesis and can potentially be used as a broad spectrum antibiotic.
Professor, Students Make Disease Discovery - new thoughts on Huntington Disease may lead to new treatments.