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Reaching for the next branch on the biobank tree of knowledge

An innovative study analyzing genetic association across tree-structured routine healthcare data in the UK Biobank represents a new branch on a tree that is poised to grow rapidly and offer new kinds of insights on how genome variation relates to human health and disease. Indeed, this tree is likely to offer new kinds of insights into the very nature of human disease.

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Cox, N. Reaching for the next branch on the biobank tree of knowledge. Nat Genet 49, 1295–1296 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3946

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