'Rare Diseases Matter' | GenomeWeb

At Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur says there are thousands of genetic diseases, like Huntington's, that, while individually rare, collectively add up to "a tremendous burden of suffering." But finding disease-causing mutations has so far been a long and arduous process based on linkage analysis — and for some diseases that are found only in small families or are caused by spontaneous genetic changes rather than inherited ones, linkage analysis is "

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