1000 new mutations in the blood group genes: that is what physician and former programmer Mattias Möller found in his research study in which he developed new software and investigated blood group genes in 2504 people. This discovery from Lund University in Sweden was published recently in the journal Blood Advances.
Genomes from 2504 people
The international project 1000 Genomes is so far the world’s largest mapping of human genetic variants. By creating a new computer program, Mattias Möller processed the genomes of 2 504 people. He imported these genomes to his newly developed database Erythrogene, and matched them against previously known genetic variants. The result was the discovery of 1 000 hitherto unknown mutations which could have a negative effect in the case of blood transfusions, for example.
“Never before has there been a worldwide mapping of blood group genes…