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Variations in blood lipids

What is the new gold standard for genome-wide association studies? As exemplified by analyses of blood lipids, it is collaboration to amass huge sample sizes and functional studies of the genes identified.

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Alan R. Shuldiner and Toni I. Pollin are consultants for ISIS Pharmaceuticals.

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Shuldiner, A., Pollin, T. Variations in blood lipids. Nature 466, 703–704 (2010).

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