Feature Story: University of Regina research team makes significant discovery into a rare disease
University Advancement & Communications, University of Regina
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According to the World Health Organization rare diseases are often serious, chronic, and life threatening. In Canada, about one in twelve people are affected by a rare disease. Most are caused by gene mutations, including those in mitochondria, which are what generate energy in our cells to keep our bodies functioning. And a mutation in the mitochondrial gene can contribute to rare disorders.