Stanford Study Finds GWAS Statistical Tools Improve Environment-Wide Association Research | GenomeWeb

By Uduak Grace Thomas

Stanford University researchers have used statistical approaches employed in genome-wide association studies to link the effects of nearly 200 environmental factors with phenotypes of cardiovascular disease.

The approach, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, provides a "systematic" way of associating multiple environmental factors with disease in a single epidemiological study — an area where the field is lacking, according to the team.

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