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A plethora of pleiotropy across complex traits

Nature Genetics volume 48, pages 707708 (2016) | Download Citation

A new analysis has identified hundreds of loci that are associated with multiple traits or diseases by comparing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data for 42 complex traits. The study uses the power of GWAS to provide evidence of pairs of traits with a likely causal relationship.

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  1. Peter M. Visscher and Jian Yang are at the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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