Researchers from the genomics arm of the University of Padua’s CRIBI Biotechnology Center have developed a web-based platform, dubbed QueryOR, that helps users annotate variant data from human exome sequencing projects to identify likely disease-causing genes.

QueryOR’s developers presented the tool during a poster session at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Personal Genomes & Medical Genomics meeting held last month.

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