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MYOSEQ project

The MYOSEQ project focuses on the application of next generation sequencing, in particular whole exome sequencing (WES), in a large cohort of patients with unexplained limb‐girdle weakness (LGW). Focusing on undiagnosed patients with a clearly defined clinical phenotype enables increased diagnostic rates for known genes (in particular Pompe disease, GNE related pathologies and other known LGMD subtypes) in this cohort, while the use of WES provides scope both for new gene discovery and for additional research into disease modifiers and genotype‐phenotype correlation with substantial cost effectiveness. The LGW patient cohort was collated by Newcastle University in collaboration with clinical centers across Europe. The sequencing was performed at the Broad Institute and jointly analyzed with Newcastle University.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001006158 HiSeq X Ten Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx Illumina HiSeq 2000 888
Publications Citations
Detection of variants in dystroglycanopathy-associated genes through the application of targeted whole-exome sequencing analysis to a large cohort of patients with unexplained limb-girdle muscle weakness.
Skelet Muscle 8: 2018 23