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By using whole-exome sequencing on a family with two children affected by a rare, severe skeletal dysplasia, investigators at Australia's University of Queensland "identified two novel compound heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in POP1, which encodes a core component of the RNase mitochondrial RNA processing complex that directly interacts with the RMRP RNA domains that are affected in anauxetic dysplasia." These POP1 mutations, as the authors report in PLoS Genetics

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