Gene Mutation Study NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine on a gene mutation that causes people to store too much iron. The gene is thought to have evolved in Europeans at a time when people weren't getting enough iron, but now it's key to a condition called hemochromatosis, which can lead to life-threatening problems.
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Gene Mutation Study

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Gene Mutation Study

Gene Mutation Study

Gene Mutation Study

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NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine on a gene mutation that causes people to store too much iron. The gene is thought to have evolved in Europeans at a time when people weren't getting enough iron, but now it's key to a condition called hemochromatosis, which can lead to life-threatening problems.