At least 1 in every 45000 healthy people carries mutation that should cause a serious genetic disease.Study Outcome

"Here we analyze sequence and genotype data from 589,306 individuals across 12 studies (complete list in Online Methods) to identify healthy individuals harboring what are currently believed to be completely penetrant Mendelian disease-causing mutations. We refer to this search for resilient individuals as the Resilience Project. We screen mutations in 874 genes believed to cause 584 distinct severe Mendelian childhood disorders. In total, we identified 13 candidate resilient individuals spanning 8 diseases."

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