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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Using genome-wide association and phenome-wide association approaches, a team led by researchers at the University of Michigan has started teasing out the genetics and biology of diverticular disease — a common condition characterized by painful pockets or pouches that form from the large intestine.

These outcroppings, which can become infected or inflamed, can stem from the more modest gastrointestinal tract outcroppings that occur during diverticulosis.

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