What Is A Genetic Mutation & How Do Gene Variants Affect Health?
From Spiderman to The Incredible Hulk, genetic mutations are a staple of comics and films, often conferring powers such as super strength or agility. In reality, mutations happen often and are mostly benign. With that being said, gene variants can sometimes increase our risk of disease and, in other cases, confer benefits. But what are genetic mutations, how do they happen, and what can we do if we are at risk for genetic disorders? Stick around to find out.
• The good, the bad and the benign