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Holy DNA! Scientists have just uncovered 60 new genetic diseases that hadn’t been discovered before! It’s like finding a whole bunch of new Pokémon, except these new discoveries are going to have a real impact on the lives of thousands of families.
So here’s the scoop: these scientists analyzed the DNA of over 13,500 people who had previously been struggling with undiagnosed developmental delays or intellectual disabilities. They used a fancy technique called exome sequencing, which basically reads the important parts of your DNA that make proteins. By comparing the DNA of these individuals to a reference genome, the researchers were able to spot mutations or variations that were unique to the affected individuals.Read More