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In this week's Nature Genetics, a University of Michigan-led team presents a new statistical method for overcoming the problem of case-control imbalance in large-scale genetic association studies. According to the researchers, dropping genotyping costs have allowed biobanks to genotype all their participants, enabling genome-wide scale phenome-wide association studies in hundreds of thousands of samples.

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