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Mon, Apr 21

Duke researchers uncover new disease in mysteriously sick child

Their mission, like detectives tackling a stack of cold case files, was to determine the genetic underpinnings of disease in patients who had been undiagnosable, sometimes for years. But the team of Duke researchers – whose methods involved painstaking, one-by-one examination of perhaps thousands of mutations in the genes of the individual patients – needed something more in the unique case of tiny Bertrand Might: a father who is unusually skilled with social media. Read more.