NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – De novo, non-inherited mutations may explain a subset of congenital heart disease cases, a Nature study suggests. A Yale University-led team performed exome sequencing on individuals with severe forms of congenital heart disease and their unaffected parents in an attempt to peek at the genetic factors behind the birth defect, which turns up in around eight of every 1,000 live births.

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