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By sequencing protein-coding portions of the genome in nearly 200 mouse disease model strains, researchers from the US, Switzerland, and Jordan uncovered new pathogenic mutations that appear to contribute to many Mendelian conditions. The team focused on 172 mouse strains, each representing a Mendelian disorder that had arisen through spontaneous mutation in a given strain.

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