Michigan Researchers Identify Mutation Linked to Rare Pediatric Kidney Disease | GenomeWeb

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School has identified a new genetic mutation that causes one type of nephronophthisis, a rare pediatric kidney disorder that invariably leads to renal failure.

But in doing so, the group has run into a typical quandary for genetic researchers: What to do when a gene is identified for a disease that is untreatable?

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