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Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jul;158A(7):1523-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35470. Epub 2012 May 24.

The Centers for Mendelian Genomics: a new large-scale initiative to identify the genes underlying rare Mendelian conditions.

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Division of Genetic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. mbamshad@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Next generation exome sequencing (ES) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) are new powerful tools for discovering the gene(s) that underlie Mendelian disorders. To accelerate these discoveries, the National Institutes of Health has established three Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMGs): the Center for Mendelian Genomics at the University of Washington; the Center for Mendelian Genomics at Yale University; and the Baylor-Johns Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics at Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. The CMGs will provide ES/WGS and extensive analysis expertise at no cost to collaborating investigators where the causal gene(s) for a Mendelian phenotype has yet to be uncovered. Over the next few years and in collaboration with the global human genetics community, the CMGs hope to facilitate the identification of the genes underlying a very large fraction of all Mendelian disorders; see http://mendelian.org.

PMID:
22628075
PMCID:
PMC3702263
DOI:
10.1002/ajmg.a.35470
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