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Nature Genetics 40, 489 - 490 (2008)
doi:10.1038/ng0508-489

Sizing up human height variation

Peter M Visscher1

  1. Peter M. Visscher is at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia. e-mail: peter.visscher@qimr.edu.au


Genome-wide association studies have identified many variants affecting susceptibility to disease. Now, three studies use this approach to study adult height variation in a combined sample size of approx63,000 individuals and report a total of 54 validated variants influencing this trait.

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