Sure, lemurs are adorable. With their big eyes, some even look like they belong in a Disney forest. But that is definitely not what drives Anne Yoder’s passion to research these primates. She is interested in them at a genomic level.
The Precision Genomics Collaboratory collaborated with the Duke Center for Combinatorial Gene Regulation to award three $20,000 pilot grants in August 2021. These grants focused on investigating the role of whole exome and whole genome sequencing in human cohorts with rare diseases. Now, after over a year of work, these researchers are beginning to find answers to big questions.