By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team led by investigators at DeCode Genetics has used whole-genome sequence and array data from the Icelandic population to track down new variants associated with gout and with the elevated uric acid levels in the blood that contribute to the inflammatory arthritis condition.

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