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Genome-wide association study (GWAS)

A genome-wide association study examines the whole genomes of a large number of individuals, to see if any particular genetic variants are associated with particular traits in those individuals.

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Event Review: COVID-19 – Evidence and limitations of genetics in relation to BAME groups 14 September 2020 Review
Gene helps explain higher stroke risk for black people 17 August 2020 News
Polycystic ovary syndrome may have more than two different subtypes 29 June 2020 News
Scientists find five times more genes linked to breast cancer than were previously known 13 January 2020 News
Study finds 44 genes linked to hearing loss 30 September 2019 News
Study reveals genes linked to left-handedness 9 September 2019 News
No single 'gay gene' suggest genome studies 2 September 2019 News
Anorexia linked to genetics, suggests study 22 July 2019 News
Testing times: how should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction 20 May 2019 Comment
Prenatal tests provide largest genetic study of Chinese people 8 October 2018 News
Genetic test identifies very highest risk men for prostate cancer 18 June 2018 News
'Treasure trove' of genes linked to breast cancer found 19 March 2018 News
Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging 5 February 2018 News
Record-breaking study links over 950 genes to insomnia 5 February 2018 News
Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found 30 October 2017 News
Skin colour genes study gives evolutionary insights 16 October 2017 News
Six genes linked to premature birth 11 September 2017 News
Preeclampsia risk linked to DNA of baby, not mother 26 June 2017 News
Blood test for testicular cancer a step closer 19 June 2017 News
Genes for insomnia discovered 19 June 2017 News
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