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When sequencing fails to pinpoint a rare disease

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Genomics fails to diagnose up to half of patients who are tested. German scientists tackled the problem in a recent study in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Using a new neutrophil proteome database they made genetic diagnoses for children with severe congenital neutropenia whom typical sequencing had failed.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/asfb-wsf020819.php

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Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate

Research shows that drones can be more effective and safer in crash mapping of vehicular highway accidents than conventional methods. Drones using new imaging technology allows highway safety officers to capture and print 3D composites of crash sites and reduce mapping time and improve traffic flow following a crash by 60 percent.

Original source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116122647.htm

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