Monday, June 18, 2007

Korea’s NIH Initiates Genome-Wide Association Study

From GEN News Highlights, Jun 12 2007.

Republic of Korea's NIH (KNIH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention will use the Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 5.0 for the Korean Association REsource (KARE) project. This genome-wide association study is designed to identify the genetic causes of lifestyle-related complex diseases that are prevalent in Korea.

PredictER Note: SEE related content, Michael White's blog entry reviewing the efficacy of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS); "Genome-wide Association Studies - Are the Long-Promised Benefits of the Human Genome Project on the Horizon?" Adaptive Complexity, June 13, 2007.

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