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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium has reported the first results of its effort to catalog the function of mammalian genes.

The group aims to systematically create knockout mice to work out what each gene does.

"Although next-generation sequencing has revolutionized the identification of new disease genes, there is still a lack of understanding of how these genes actually cause disease," Queen Mary University of London's Damian Smedley, the study's senior author, said in a statement.

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