By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Through an exome sequencing, homozygosity mapping, and disease network analyses-based study that involved individuals from a single Palestinian family, researchers from the US and Israel have identified a new genetic culprit behind a rare condition called hereditary spastic paraparesis.

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