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By analyzing data from existing genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, a University of Pennsylvania-led team uncovers new insights into the link between mutations in a single gene and kidney disease. Previous GWAS have implicated genetic variants on chromosome 4 in kidney disease, but details about this association have been lacking.

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