COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – Members of the International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium have used whole-exome sequencing as part of their ongoing search for new genetic contributors to the neurodegenerative disease.

Iris Jansen, from the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands, outlined the effort and findings so far during a Saturday session at the Biology of Genomes meeting.

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