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Human genetics: Hit or miss?

Genome-wide association studies have identified hundreds of genetic clues to disease. Kelly Rae Chi looks at three to see just how on-target the approach seems to be.

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See Editorial page 697 , and the human genetics online special at .

Kelly Rae Chi is a freelance writer in Cary, North Carolina.

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Chi, K. Human genetics: Hit or miss?. Nature 461, 712–714 (2009).

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