This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere present the results of an analysis of the genomes of more than 350,000 individuals, uncovering the existence of a small but measureable association between genome-wide homozygosity and certain key, complex traits. Specifically, the investigators found that increased levels of homozygosity correlate negatively with height, lung function, cognitive ability, and educational attainment.

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