Opens with Brenner’s quote that we are the model organism now. Can we find unreported idiopathic disorders and identify their genetic basis? Shows large Utah pedigree with disease information; 10-30 genetic cases presented at a weekly case conference, many of which not described in the literature. Sample case of ‘old’ babies who tended to buy at around 1 year of age from cardia arrhythmia; not described in the literature despite distinct features (rigid, loose skin, superficially similar to progeria).
Autopsies unremarkable other than cardiac failure. Did X-linked capture for sequencing, ANNOVAR and VAAST analysis, identified one mutation that perfectly separated affected / unaffected family members affecting the amino-terminal acetylation of proteins. Now identified additional family with exact same mutation, completely unrelated with no common founder.