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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Much of what has come to be known as "missing heritability" could be a consequence of genetic interactions that cause the total heritability of certain traits or diseases to appear larger than it actually is, a study set to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.

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