By integrating gene-expression and protein interaction data for 13 diverse complex diseases, an international team led by investigators at the Linköping University Hospital in Sweden shows in a paper published online in advance in Genome Biology that modules of highly interconnected complex disease genes are enriched for disease-associated SNPs. The authors add that those polymorphisms "could be used to find novel genes for functional studies."

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