By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News – A National Institutes of Health program designed to discover and understand often rare and undiagnosed diseases has identified the genetic cause of a vascular disorder not previously identified in medical literature.

Led by the National Human Genome Research Institute, scientists working in the trans-NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) have found that mutations in one gene cause a newly diagnosed condition called ACDC (arterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency).

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

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This online seminar will discuss the advantages of incorporating molecular testing into the microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of relevant antibiotic resistance mechanisms. 

Aug
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