By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large international research team has tracked down a slew of genomic sites with ties to osteoporosis, including more than a dozen loci with additional links to bone fracture risk. The study was reported online yesterday in Nature Genetics.

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