Discovering how genetic ‘dark matter’ plays a role in mental illness is just the tip of the iceberg for human health

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Abstract

Each cell in our bodies holds two metres of DNA that contains the six billion bits of the DNA code necessary for making a healthy human body. This is known as the human genome. It is now accepted that what makes people different, and contributes to their susceptibility to ill health, are the 6-10 million DNA differences in the human genome known to exist within the general population.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics

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