The Deater Foundation, Inc. Newsletter June 2022

The Deater Foundation introduces a new logo and a revised website for 2022. We continue to live out our mission providing information and support to persons with Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type1 (HSAN1) while funding medical research to discover a treatment and cure.

Scientists have finally mapped an entire human genome, nearly two decades after researchers first announced that they had sequenced the majority of the roughly 3 billion letters contained in human DNA.

Though the Human Genome Project was hailed worldwide when it was completed in 2003, at the time, many sections of the genome still couldn’t be placed. The new work — achieved by a consortium of scientists led by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Washington in Seattle — finally fills in the last 8% of DNA letters, or base pairs, that had no home in the sequence before.

The new genome paves the way to a better understanding of how people’s DNA can differ and how genetic mutations can contribute to disease. The scientists published their findings March 31 in the journal Science.

When DNA letters are mis-matched, mutations occur.

Each cell in the human body contains all the information needed to make a whole person.

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