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From the comments: How the study of genetic mutations helped me

Jun 3, 2014 /

Community member Peter Carpenter wrote this in response to Stephen Friend’s TED Talk, The hunt for “unexpected genetic heroes”:

“One of the earliest examples of this kind of work was Terry Hamblin’s 1999 identification of protective mutations for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Long before the current tools were available, he did it the hard way. As a CLL patient in whom Dr. Hamblin subsequently identified that protective mutation, I am personally very supportive of Stephen Friend’s efforts.”
— Peter Carpenter

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