NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is underscoring the importance of de novo mutations in non-syndromic intellectual disability, while highlighting the potential of using exome sequencing to diagnose severe intellectual disability cases that can't be explained by other genetic tests.

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