By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers studying the underlying genetic causes for human diseases can dramatically cut their costs and save time by mining data about real patients found in electronic medical records (EMRs), instead of recruiting and sorting participants as they look for common genetic variants, according to a new study led by Northwestern University.

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