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Caption: The surprising rescue of disease symptoms in mice suggests new thinking about recessive disorders in humans. Potential phenotypic consequences of compound heterozygosity are represented by a continuum from dark (disease) to light (health).
Credit: Photo: L. Kallasvee/J.O. Andressoo; Model: Reet Aus
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