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A new statistical method finds that many genetic variants used to determine trait-disease relationships may have additional effects that GWAS analyses don’t pick up.

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New Genetic Stroke-Risk Factors Identified

By Catherine Offord | March 13, 2018

Analysis of DNA samples from more than 520,000 people brings the number of known stroke-risk loci to 32. 

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Access to data from thousands of genotyping customers helped scientists detect novel associations with the disorder across the genome.

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Getting to the Root

By Catherine Offord | March 2, 2016

A study reveals the genes underpinning hair’s characteristics, from its color to its tendency to grow on the face.

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Reduced Risk?

By Molly Sharlach | October 22, 2014

A genome-wide association study identifies a SNP that could help explain the relatively low rates of breast cancer among Latina women.

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Java Genes?

By Molly Sharlach | October 8, 2014

Eight genetic loci could partially explain why some people drink more coffee than others.

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Getting Down to Business

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Is there a genetic component to entrepreneurial success?

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The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology

By Kerry Grens | August 12, 2013

Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.

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Key Mental Illness Genes Found

By Bob Grant | March 4, 2013

A large genome-wide study has identified four single-nucleotide polymorphisms shared between five major psychiatric disorders.

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