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Scan all genes simultaneously-identify single mutation

Postby BTDT » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:20 pm

New test scans all genes simultaneously to identify single mutation causing child's rare genetic disease

Date: October 18, 2014
Source: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Summary:
Sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of one hospital’s most complex cases -- a quantum leap from the field’s 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.


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