Genome-wide CNV analysis in Autism

For the first time, the human genome is surveyed for rare variants associated with disease in an hypothesis-free manner, paving the way for genome-wide CNV association studies.

In addition to previously known genes, the authors identify CNVs associated with ubiquitin pathways.  Even though this paper carries the notion of “genome-wide investigation” in its title, this study was not about identifying common variants, but only rare-disease associated CNVs.


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