Gene mutation found causing kidney stones

■ Medicine / Gene mutation found causing kidney stones Mutations in a gene was found to be the culprit of kidney stone formation Research teams of Drs. Min Goo Lee and Heon Yung Gee in the Department of Pharmacology at the Yonsei University College of Medicine in collaboration with Dr. Hildebrandt in the Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard University found mutations in a gene called SLC26A1 to be the culprit of kidney stone formation. The research results were released in the June 2016 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Kidney stones form when minerals in urine are hardened like stones in the kidney … Continue reading Gene mutation found causing kidney stonesRead More →