COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – By delving into patient data, researchers in New York City have identified a haplotype that greatly affects height.

At the Biology of Genomes meeting yesterday, Eimear Kenny, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, described how she and her colleagues drew on data housed in the BioMe biobank to examine patterns of ancestry and map trait-associated loci, like height.

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