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In PLOS Genetics, a Columbia University-led team searches for rare variants contributing to a severe condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), uncovering damaging de novo mutations in the transcription factor-coding gene MYRF. Using new and previously sequenced exomes for 362 affected children and their unaffected parents, the researchers saw de novo coding mutations in MYRF in four CDH cases.

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