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Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability

When scientists opened up the human genome, they expected to find the genetic components of common traits and diseases. But they were nowhere to be seen. Brendan Maher shines a light on six places where the missing loot could be stashed away.

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Maher, B. Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability. Nature 456, 18–21 (2008).

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