Second sequenced family emerges from anonymity

It's a big week for family genomics. I wrote a couple of days ago about the West family, all four members of which recently had their entire genomes sequenced by Illumina. Now an article in the Salt Lake Tribune reveals the identity of yet another four-person nuclear family with complete genome sequences: the wife and two step-children of Utah geneticist Lynn Jorde, as well as the children's biological father.

This family were sequenced to explore the basis of the two separate rare, severe genetic diseases (Miller syndrome and primary ciliary dyskinesia) that affect the two children - that study was published recently (and I wrote about it here), but the identity of the family in question wasn't revealed until yesterday.

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