... in response to Discovery of new ALS gene
  1. Phil Goetz Phil Goetz United States says:

    How can a non-hereditary disease be caused by a gene mutation?

    • Azazel Rodriguez Azazel Rodriguez United States says:

      Diseases are a result of many dysfunctions of the human body or from infectious agents such as a virus. A non-hereditary disease can result from a gene mutation. This gene mutation could have occurred as from environmental influences or errors in the transcription of DNA during the formation of gametes. A genetic mutation could also from prolonged radiation exposure. (This is why in the dentist's office people have to wear heavy lead pads when having x-rays taken.)

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