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In a letter to Nature published online in advance this week, a large international research team shows that "hundreds of variants clustered in genomic loci and biological pathways affect human height." In a study of 183, 727 individuals, the team identified variants in at least 180 loci "enriched for genes that ... underlie skeletal growth defects that influence," and this influence human height.

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