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Using array comparative genomic hybridization data for 21,470 individuals, Baylor College of Medicine's James Lupski and colleagues considered the frequency with which deletions or other disruptive copy number variants appear in genes known for roles in recessive disease. As they report in Genome Research, the investigators unearthed more than 3,200 instances in which deletions affected one allele of a recessive disease gene, affecting 419 different recessive disease genes in all.

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