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How can the study of genetics improve overall human health?

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Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 24 years experience
Genes provide instructions for how to make proteins in cells. Genetic changes can affect protein production or function in the human body, leading to health effects. By understanding the role of genes and genetic variants in human anatomy and physiology we can better determine causes of and treatments for disease.

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