By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to fund one or two new centers that will focus on using genome-wide sequencing and other genomics studies to discover the genetic variants behind many single-gene mutation Mendelian disorders.

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