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SEATTLE (GenomeWeb) – The Healthy Nevada Project, a large-scale population health genetic screening study, has identified several hundred individuals at risk of one of three inherited conditions so far, more than half of whom would have been missed by current screening guidelines, according to findings presented here at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting yesterday. The hope is that by identifying these patients early, mortality and morbidity related to their genetic disease risk could be lowered.

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