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IMAGING GENETICS

From base pair to brain

In new research, Smith et al. identify thousands of novel genetic associations with human brain structure and function, including those on the X chromosome, by analyzing ~4,000 MRI-derived traits measured in almost 40,000 individuals from the UK Biobank resource.

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Fig. 1: Overview of brain imaging GWAS in UK Biobank.

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Matoba, N., Stein, J.L. From base pair to brain. Nat Neurosci 24, 619–621 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00852-2

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