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Classification of common human diseases derived from shared genetic and environmental determinants

08:01 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Nature Publishing

Andrey Rzhetsky and colleagues analyze electronic medical records from over one-third of the US population to estimate disease heritability and to determine the genetic and environmental contributions to disease variance. They obtain 84 new heritability estimates and find that the genetic correlation values for disease pairs differ from their environmental correlation values.

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