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We would like to whole-genome sequence 100 trios (300 individuals) from the DDD project in which we suspect the proband has a pathogenic noncoding mutation, to 30X coverage. These have been carefully selected to maximise the chances of finding pathogenic noncoding mutations. Specifically, we have selected probands who have no likely causal mutation within the coding region but who have a heterozygous loss-of-function mutation inherited from one parent in a known recessive developmental disorder gene, and whose phenotype is a good match for the typical phenotype caused by recessive variants in that gene. We suspect that these probands may have a heterozygous noncoding mutation on the other allele which reduces expression of the gene so that, together, these two mutations are effectively equivalent to a homozygous loss-of-function mutation. About a quarter of the probands have affected siblings and, if those siblings have been exome sequenced, we have checked that they are identical-by-descent in the region of the gene. We propose to search in the promoter region, intronic and annotated regulatory regions around these genes of interest for rare variants inherited from the other parent (i.e. not the one who transmitted the loss-of-function variant), or de novo variants. If we find such variants, and demonstrate an enrichment of this compound heterozygous LoF noncoding mechanism above that expected by chance, we intend to follow up specific candidates by RNAseq and potentially CRISPR/Cas9 experiments. This data is part of a pre-publication release. For information on the proper use of pre-publication data shared by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute please see

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001004586 HiSeq X Ten -