My friend has a kidney gene disorder. He got a kidney transplant about eight years ago, this bad gene has taken out the new kidney and now he needs another one. Is there any way of finding out what gene it is and destroy that gene?

Some kidney diseases have a genetic cause and others to do not. In order to determine this, genetic testing would be required.  Your friend may have to consult with a consultant in genetics.  Testing for genetic abnormalities can be very expensive and some health insurance companies have refused to pay for genetic testing.  As far as destroying the gene, I don’t think that is possible at this point in time.

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