For the Cause

DNA sequencing is increasingly becoming the go-to test to uncover the causes of rare genetic disorders, writes Gina Kolata at the New York Times. While parents seeking such a test for their children have high expectations, experts note that genetic mutations are only found in about a quarter of cases, and the test leads to better treatment plans in only about 3 percent of cases and improvement in about 1 percent of cases.

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