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Submission + - Hunting Disease Origins by Whole-Genome Sequencing (

ChocSnorfler writes: James Lupski, a physician-scientist who suffers from a neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, has been searching for the genetic cause of his disease for more than 25 years. Late last year, he finally found it--by sequencing his entire genome. While a number of human genome sequences have been published to date, Lupski's research is the first to show how whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify the genetic cause of an individual's disease.
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Hunting Disease Origins by Whole-Genome Sequencing

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