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Meet Our Researchers
Dr. Mills explains how he develops his research ideas


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GRAPHIC SLIDE: James Mills, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Mills on camera.
Dr. James Mills: Often, research ideas come from the research you're already doing. So that when we started looking at some of the folate levels, we got the idea that we should look at folate-related genes, the enzymes that affect those levels. Then sometimes it just comes from basic study. I read medical journals all the time and sometimes I'll see something in the lay press, even, that will give me an idea, so that both of those can be sources for research ideas.
Last Updated Date: 09/03/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 09/03/2013
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