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Population explosion comes with genetic risk

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Earth’s human population has skyrocketed—from a few million to 7 billion during the last 10,000 years. So, too, has the number of rare genetic variants.

This recent accelerated growth has created more genetic mutations and rare gene variants, which may play a role in boosting the risks of complex diseases in which genes play a role, say Cornell University researchers.

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