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Interest Rises in DNA Copy Number Variations--Along With Questions

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Science  28 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5906, pp. 1314
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5906.1314

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At the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics last week, the hot topic was duplicated or missing blocks of DNA, known as copy number variations--the study of which, like any emerging field, is plagued by uncertainty.