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Mutant Gene Lessens Devastation of Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Methodist Hospital Research Institute  
1/4/2010 7:05:29 AM

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Methodist Hospital -- Scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston recently discovered a simple gene mutation that decreases the chance people will get a flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Further, they proved that inactivating this section of the gene lessens the devastating disease in humans.

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