Deep Seq For Heterogeneity

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Some diseases are fairly homogeneous — variants associated with them can be found through genome-wide association studies. But many recessive cognitive disorders are more complicated, requiring more sophisticated techniques to find the underlying genetic cause. Recently, researchers in Germany and Iran, led by the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics' Hilger Ropers, applied a deep sequencing approach to study 136 consanguineous families with autosomal recessive intellectual disability.

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