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    New genetic disorder discovered

    Why does it sometimes seem that mainstream scientists view almost every disease as a genetic disease? Maybe it's because there is a mountain of funding available to do research from that point of view.

    Case in point:

    Bad Driving May Have Genetic Basis, Study Finds

    People with a particular gene variant performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test than people without it -- and a follow-up test a few days later yielded similar results. About 30 percent of Americans have the variant.
    If this was a cancer study scientists might call this a disease gene. But are car wrecks really a genetic disease?

    Some genes have been found that may raise the risk of Scoliosis. This leads many people to call Scoliosis a genetic disease. However the reality is that until scientists discover why genes create susceptability these correlations mean a lot less than most people might think.
    Last edited by Dingo; 11-02-2009 at 08:33 PM.

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