NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, members of the International Headache Genetics Consortium reported on a dozen apparent risk loci for migraine headaches, including five not described in the past.

The team tracked down the migraine-associated sites through a meta-analysis of data from dozens of past genome-wide association studies involving nearly 23,300 migraine sufferers and more than 95,400 unaffected individuals from the same populations.

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