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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