NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With more than 12,200 exomes sequenced, the three Centers for Mendelian Genetics funded by the National Human Genome Research Center have identified novel genes causative of more than 200 disorders and continue to provide evidence that exome sequencing, not whole-genome sequencing, is the more efficient tool for studying Mendelian disease.

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