NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Baylor College of Medicine-led team found a handful of germline mutations in the signaling pathway gene TRAF7 that seem to contribute to a mysterious multisystem disorder marked by symptoms such as developmental delays, congenital heart defects, dysmorphia, and unusual development of limbs, fingers, and toes.

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