Mental Retardation Sequencing Study Points to Role of Rare De Novo Mutations in Some Common Diseases | GenomeWeb

By Julia Karow

In one of the first examples of a study applying exome sequencing to common disease, researchers at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands have found that a large fraction of currently unexplained mental retardation appears to be caused by rare de novo point mutations in protein-coding genes.

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