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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Iceland and Denmark consider the consequences of multi-nucleotide de novo mutations in the human genome. Based on whole-genome sequences for individuals from 283 parent-offspring trios sequenced in Iceland, the team tracked down nearly 18,000 single nucleotide changes and just shy of 1,300 small insertions and deletions.

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