This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a multi-national team of investigators reports on the results of a genome-wide association scan focusing on human blood metabolism. Comprising more than 7,800 adults from two European population studies, the effort revealed genome-wide significant associations at 145 metabolic loci and their biochemical connectivity with more than 400 metabolites in human blood.

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