NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Columbia University researchers have developed a new approach to uncover stretches of the non-coding human genome that are more likely to harbor pathogenic variants.

While scouring the human exome has tied a number of variants to genetic conditions, variation within the non-coding portion of the genome also contributes to disease, according to Columbia's David Goldstein and his colleagues.

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