Some people are resistant to genetic disease

Among half a million people, lucky 13 found with mutations but no symptoms

genetic superhero

HIDDEN IDENTITY  Some rare people have the power to overcome genetic diseases even though they carry mutations that should make them sick. Researchers discovered 13 such people after examining DNA and medical information from more than 500,000. The genetic “superheroes” don’t know they’re special; researchers don’t have permission to contact the lucky 13 and tell them about their powers.

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