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A genome-wide association study powered by electronic health record (EHR) data has identified a number of genetic factors associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a report in this week's Nature Medicine. In the study, an international research team analyzed EHR data — including genetic and clinical information — on over 250,000 PAD patients and controls of European, African, and Hispanic ancestry participating in the Million Veteran Program.

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