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For a trailblazer, an answer in genetics?

Hugh Rienhoff’s quest to find a diagnosis for his daughter, Beatrice, (six, pictured) means many things to many people. He was seen as a trailblazer in personal genomics and do-it-yourself biology as he got to work on a second-hand PCR machine cloning genes from his daughter, who appears to have an undefined genetic disorder. While obviously of intense personal meaning, his project has increasingly spoken to the potential value of studying extremely rare human disorders. He broadened his quest with some help from friends and colleagues. He relies, he says on the “generosity of the interested.” Now, he is collaborating 


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