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Clinical Sequencing Papers of Note: Mar 16, 2011


Clinical and molecular characterization of a cohort of patients with novel nucleotide alterations of the Dystrophin gene detected by direct sequencing.
Magri F, Del Bo R, D'Angelo MG, et al.
BMC Med Genet. 2011 Mar 11;12(1):37.

Toward defining the autoimmune microbiome for type 1 diabetes.
Giongo A, Gano KA, Crabb DB, et al.
ISME J. 2011 Jan;5(1):82-91.

Automated identification of medically important bacteria by 16S rRNA gene sequencing using a novel comprehensive database 16SpathDB.
Woo PC, Teng JL, Yeung JM, et al.
J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]

A population genetic approach to mapping neurological disorder genes using deep resequencing.
Myers RA, Casals F, Gauthier J, et al.
PLoS Genet. 2011 Feb;7(2):e1001318.

A mechanism for TCR sharing between T cell subsets and individuals revealed by pyrosequencing.
Venturi V, Quigley MF, Greenaway HY, et al.
J Immunol. 2011 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

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