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In a potential ray of hope for thousands of people with undiagnosed conditions, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development has launched a project to refer such patients to a centralized network of specialists for genome analysis.

The Initiative on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (IRUD), launched Wednesday, is designed to help people suffering from medically unidentified conditions find a diagnosis and receive expert consultation, taking advantage of advances in genetic testing techniques.

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