Through a meta-analysis of gene-centric genotype data on more than 100,000 individuals, an international research team has identified common and relatively rare genetic variants associated with human height.
By comparing genetic patterns in BRCA1 mutation carriers with or without breast cancer, an international research team has identified a handful of variants that increase or decrease the breast cancer risk associated with these mutations.
Using genome-wide association and targeted re-sequencing studies, a Canadian-led research team has uncovered common and rare genetic variants in four genes that are over-represented in individuals with extremely high blood triglyceride levels.
An international research team reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association that traditional risk factors are better for predicting heart disease than sets of genetic markers based on either cardiovascular risk SNPs or SNPs linked to related conditions.
In a paper appearing online in Nature Genetics yesterday, American, Australian, and Moroccan researchers used microarrays to look at environmental and genetic factors affecting white blood cell gene expression in individuals from southern Morocco.