“Unraveling one family’s genome
Genetics: A first for science and ‘great comfort’ to one Utah family.
By Kirsten Stewart @ The Salt Lake Tribune”

The study, published Thursday in Science Express, was co-authored by Lynn B. Jorde and Chad D. Huff in the Department of Human Genetics at the U.’s medical school.

…Using newly affordable technology, researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have sequenced for the first time the entire genome of a family.
The study revealed that parents pass fewer genetic mutations to their children than previously thought, which is of interest mostly to evolutionary biologists. But of broader importance to modern medicine — and to one Utah family — researchers also zeroed in on the genetic causes of two rare diseases, trailblazing the quest to identify more complex and common genetic disorders…