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RESEARCH: “Germline but not somatic de novo mutations are common in human congenital diaphragmatic hernia”

RESEARCH: “Germline but not somatic de novo mutations are common in human congenital diaphragmatic hernia”

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental defect of the diaphragm that causes high newborn morbidity and mortality. CDH is considered to be a multifactorial disease, with strong evidence implicating genetic factors. Although recent studies suggest the biological role of deleterious germline de novo variants, the effect of gene variants specific to the diaphragm remains unclear, and few single genes have been definitively implicated in human disease.

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