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In Nature this week, a group of UK and Australian scientists publishes a study of nearly 7,000 children with severe neurodevelopmental disorders typically considered monogenic, finding that common genetic variants influence both the risk and clinical presentation of such conditions. In their analysis, the investigators show that 7.7 percent of variance in risk is attributable to inherited common genetic variation.

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