NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at Columbia and Yale Universities unveiled previously unknown risk loci for IgA nephropathy, a kidney condition that's among the top kidney failure culprits in China.

To get a more complete look at variants contributing to IgAN, the researchers embarked on a multi-stage genome-wide association study involving tens of thousands of individuals from Europe and East Asia.

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