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Nature this week says that genome-wide association studies have reached a "fever pitch." The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium of 50 British research teams reports a study of more than 17,000 people. For each of the seven major diseases under scrutiny, they surveyed the genomes of about 2,000 people.

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