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Four-year-old Maya Nieder has global developmental delays and while a number of genetic tests have been unable to suss out the cause, exome sequencing of her DNA — thanks to a crowdfunding initiative — has uncovered a novel gene variant that may be behind it, reports Talking Points Memo. The sequencing was performed by researchers at the Rare Genomics Institute in St.

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