New research from scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found that “disease-causing genes that show a high frequency of self-repair.”  They found just one single mutated copy of a gene known as keratin 10 “causes a severe skin disease known as ichthyosis with confetti.”  Any advancement in dermatological research is a step forward in the prevention of diseases. All skin complaints in general should be checked out by a trained dermatologist.  Dr. Larry Jaeger is a dermatologist in the New York area, living in Larchmont.