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Agnosticism and equity in genome-wide association studies

Two new studies evaluate the extent to which widely used SNP platforms capture common variation in different populations, and they present strategies for improving power in whole-genome association studies using fixed marker sets. Their results suggest that genome-wide association studies are finally ready to move from theory to practice.

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Carlson, C. Agnosticism and equity in genome-wide association studies. Nat Genet 38, 605–606 (2006).

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