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Sequencing six-year-old Nicholas Volker's genome identified a mutation on his X chromosome that is associated with an immune disorder and could be behind his severe inflammatory bowel disease. While this project done by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers informed Volker's physicians, it was still a research project, reports Technology Review's Emily Singer.

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