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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By sequencing the exomes of 11 individuals with a rare form of hypertension, an international group led by researchers at Yale University tracked down mutations in two genes that appear to contribute to high blood pressure and altered electrolyte patterns — work they outline in Nature.

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