NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) -- Researchers involved in the Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) research project have analyzed 264 rare disorders using exome sequencing and identified the causal mutations to 146 of them and identified 67 novel genes, the team reported today in a commentary in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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