Novel Next Generation Sequencing Assay for Carrier Screening in Plain Populations Identified

STRASBURG, PA- A new study has identified a novel next generation sequencing assay to carrier test for autosomal recessive disorders found in the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite (Plain) populations. Due to the small number of founders and a phenomenon known as genetic drift, the Plain communities show relatively high carrier rates for a small subset of genetic diseases.

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