NEW YORK, Aug 8 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Human Genome Research Institute is considering turning its sequencing capacity into a mechanism that could pinpoint genetic variations that cause human Mendelian disorders, and is trying to gauge interest for such a program.

 

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