Many human diseases are due to faulty genes in our DNA. This informative video from the Khan Academy shared in April 2014 discusses genetic mutations. The simple sketches explain how mutations occur in cells and proteins, and what happens when a gene mutates.
The film describes how a person could inherit a genetic mutation or how mutations can occur spontaneously at any point in a person’s life and trigger an autoimmune disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Understanding exactly why these genes mutate could be a factor in determining a cure for IBD or providing better treatments.
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