Genome-wide association studies burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s, and they are showing their worth for predicting disease risk, classifying disease, and examining gene-drug interactions, writes Muin Khoury, the director of the public health genomics office at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the Genomics and Health Impact Blog.

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