NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Belgium described half a dozen new loci linked to the lung volume-related trait called forced vital capacity (FVC) that's sometimes used as a metric for detecting lung disease and following its progression.

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