This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine and elsewhere describe a founder mutation involved in a subset of autosomal recessive leukoencephalopathy cases, a condition marked by white matter abnormalities in the central nervous system that produce neurological symptoms. The team did exome sequencing on five leukoencephalopathy-affected individuals from three Ashkenazi Jewish families, all showing similar developmental delay, seizure, and other symptoms.

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