An international team led by investigators in China and the Netherlands uncovers genes with apparent ties to Hirschsprung disease, a congenital condition characterized by altered enteric nervous system progenitor cell activity that leads to bowel obstruction. Through exome sequencing on two dozen individuals with Hirschsprung disease and their parents, the researchers detected 28 de novo mutations affecting 21 genes.

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