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By analyzing the entire human genome, doctors are able to diagnose rare diseases much more quickly. Belgian researchers from Leuven, together with scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a method for this purpose. It is the first time that such whole-genome sequencing is used in this way.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.