Project to convert genetic disease risk info to medical knowledge

07/22/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review

The National Human Genome Research Institute is sponsoring a $31 million project aimed at determining how genetic-risk factors affect human health. Scientists will focus on four existing epidemiological studies and use DNA samples collected from participants to identify 100 different gene mutations. The findings could provide new targets for the development of medicines and affect public health recommendations.

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