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Guilt by association

In a tour-de-force demonstration of feasibility, a consortium of 50 research teams uses 500,000 genetic markers from each of 17,000 individuals to identify 24 genetic risk factors for 7 common human diseases.

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Figure 1: Genome-wide association scan.

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